Schinus ariera (Shinus molle)
Family: Peppercorn

Schinus ariera is a native of western Peru.  Planted widely through Victoria in the past it is a tough, drought- tolerant survivor.  The broad canopy of finely-divided bright green leaves keeps looking good even under very hot and conditions.  The insignificant pale yellow flowers are followed by clusters of pink berries that give the tree its name.  The tree grows in much of the state but does not succeed in areas with severe winter frosts.  It has some tendency to self-seed and planting sites should be selected with care for that reason.

Typical mature height: 12m

Useful in: Parks, reserves, streetscapes 

Sites for best growth: Best in well-drained sites but widely adapted