Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi

Frost tender, bushy large shrub or small tree with pinnate leaves, to 17cm long, composed of up to 13 leaflets, and panicles, to 15cm long, of tiny white flowers in summer and autumn, followed by red fruit.  To 7m.  [RHSE, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1829.  [PD].  Don.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.953/1850]. 


Published Mar 17, 2010 - 03:47 PM | Last updated Mar 18, 2010 - 10:49 AM

Family Anacardiaceae
Region of origin

South America

Common Name

Brazilian pepper tree, Christmas berry tree

Name in the Camden Park Record

Schinus terebinthifolia 

Confidence level high