Zanthoxylum schinifolium /Prickly-Ash

Zanthoxylum schinifolium  / Zanthoxylum schinifolium
A small tree in flower in early summer
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A small tree in flower in early summer

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Many flowers produced in large clusters

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Scientific Name: Zanthoxylum schinifolium
Common Name: Prickly-Ash
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Green
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: A large bushy shrub or small tree with bright green leaves. The trunk and branches are well armed with sharp spines which are mechanically harvested and processed to yield a spicy-like herb used in cooking. Both male and female plant must be present for fruit to set. species is dioecious