Plants, Weird and unusual, Common and underutilized,
Mail order, flat rate of €12.50 throughout Ireland,
Zanthoxylum simulans - Sichuan pepper
Large shrub, or small tree, with large, pinnate, shiny green, aromatic leaves held on stout, spined branches. Small, green-yellow flowers, May-June, followed by small, reddish fruit. with black seed in the Autumn which can be dried and used as a seasoning,
Any reasonable well drained soil in sun or part shade.