Red Sichuan Pepper - Matured Plant

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Please note: We accept orders for plants year round, however we only ship/deliver plants from September throught to April.

Red Sichuan Pepper (Zanthoxylum Bungeanum)

The Sichuan pepper is a shrub that bears the delicious Sichuan pepper. The peppers are used widely all over the world for their unique and spicy aroma! Sichuan pepper plants are very cold tolerant.

When eaten it produces a tingling, numbing effect due to the presence of hydroxy-alpha sanshool in the peppercorn. The red sichuan pepper is spicier than the green but it doesn't have a strong numbing effects like the green does.

Despite its name, Sichuan pepper is not closely related to either black pepper or chili pepper. It belongs to the global genus Zanthoxylum in the family Rutaceae, which includes citrus and rue. Plant is 3 years.

Plant Care

  • Soil: Prefers well-drained soil with a pH around 5.5 to 7.0.
  • Watering: Requires moderate watering, ensuring the soil does not become waterlogged.
  • Temperature: Grows best in temperatures between 15°C and 25°C.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Fertilising: Use a balanced NPK fertilizer like 10-10-10 in the spring.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter to remove dead branches and to shape the plant.
  • Mulching: Apply mulch to maintain soil moisture and suppress weeds.
    Pest Control: Check for aphids and other common pests, treating them as necessary.
  • Flowering and Fruiting: Flowers in spring followed by the production of aromatic peppercorns.
  • Potting: Can be container-grown with adequate drainage.
  • Feeding Regime: Annual spring application of balanced NPK fertilizer supports growth and fruiting.

We ship our plants and garden supplies throughout New Zealand. Due to the increased costs of shipping and packaging, we now apply a minimal delivery charge. After offering free shipping for three consecutive years, we find it necessary to adjust this policy to align with current market conditions. However, we have lowered our prices to help offset this change.

Please note, we do not ship plants or garden supplies internationally from New Zealand. We do export plants and tissue culture materials from our overseas nursery, which requires a minimum order. Please contact us at to discuss your specific requirements.

Shipping (per plant)
Auckland & Northland: $20
Rest of North Island: $25
South Island: $35
Rural Address: Additional $5

Shipping Garden Supplies
Auckland & Northland: $10
Rest of North Island: $15
South Island: $20
Rural Address: Additional $5


  • Our plants are available for shipment throughout the year, depending on stock levels. Typical delivery times range from 5 to 7 business days, although they can take up to 10 business days depending on the destination.
  • We take extra care in packaging; most of our plants are secured in bespoke inserts and shipped in individual boxes to ensure they arrive undamaged.
  • Deliveries are scheduled once a week, typically on Monday. If you place your order over the weekend, we aim to dispatch your plants on the following Monday. This scheduling allows our team to prepare your order thoroughly and ensures the courier has sufficient time to deliver your plants safely, avoiding any unnecessary delays over the weekend.
  • All orders are shipped via courier track and trace service (not signature required)
  • We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.
  • If you have a rural address, please contact us beforehand to discuss the best delivery options and avoid any potential issues.

Additional Delivery Information

  • We dispatch our plants year-round, as most are shipped with soil. During the winter months, we closely monitor weather conditions and may temporarily delay shipments if the weather is particularly severe. Our packing process includes adding insulation when necessary to protect the plants against temperature extremes.
  • In summer, we ensure that plants are thoroughly watered before they leave our nursery. Occasionally, we may need to ship plants bare-rooted, particularly when they cannot be comfortably re-potted into smaller packaging for shipping. We will always discuss this with you in advance if your plant needs to be shipped in this manner.
  • It's important to note that shipping can be a stressful experience for plants, often due to spending several days in a dark, confined space. While most plants withstand this with little to no stress, some may experience leaf drop. However, they generally recover quickly with some additional care, including proper watering and gradual reintroduction to light after arrival.

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Red Sichuan Pepper Plant
Red Sichuan Pepper
Red Sichuan Pepper Plant

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Susan Morrison

The plants arrived well packaged and very healthy.

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