Bonsai Japanese Pepper

Zanthoxylum piperitum

Bonsai Japanese Pepper

Zanthoxylum piperitum
A natural bonsai tree!
Bonsai Zanthoxylum (Zanthoxylum bungeanum) is a very strong bonsai, highly valued for its aromatic foliage. Also commonly known as prickly ash, it is a particularly decorative specimen and also produces what is known as Sichuan pepper. This particular bonsai has been very artistically prepared and grown. It likes to spend the summer outdoors in a sheltered position. But do not forget to bring it safely indoors before winter arrives.
This variety was recently renamed Zanthoxylum bungeanum but is currently still better known as Zanthoxylum piperitum.
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Bonsai Japanese Pepper
Latin name: Zanthoxylum piperitum
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Green
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No

Warmth and light are essential so as soon as possible after receiving the Bonsai Zanthoxylum, place it in a light spot in the room. Avoid full sun as this may cause slight burning of the bonsai leaves.


Water your bonsai Zanthoxylum regularly but in moderation because it cannot tolerate waterlogged soil, neither should the soil dry out. From the spring through to autumn, regularly add plant food when watering. High humidity is appreciated and it is recommended to spray regularly, preferably with rainwater. Turn the tree regularly so the leaves receive sufficient light on all sides. By pruning the bonsai tree it remains small. Let new shoots grow until there are 8 leaves, then prune back to 2 leaves. Pay special attention to the beautiful form of the whole tree when doing this. Repot the small tree every two years in a slightly larger pot. In winter, keep the tree in a cooler place with a minimum temperature of 15°C.


In its natural environment, China, Korea and Japan, Zanthoxylum piperitumle is a deciduous shrub, related to the family Rutaceae (Rutaceae). In autumn, the lobed foliage, bright and shiny green is beautiful yellow colors. In spring, green-yellow flowers form at the end of the foliage. After flowering and pollination the red berries emerge in autumn.
The fruits are a kind of a pepper. This tree has an important role in the medicinal field in China.
This variety is particularly suitable for pruning as a Bonsai. You will receive a small miniature tree about 5 years old, complete with bowl and saucer. This bonsai tree has the same shape as the natural tree Zanthoxylum piperitum, but miniature.
This vatiety has recently been given a new name: Zanthoxylum bungeatum but it is still better known by its former name Zanthoxylum piperitum.


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