The Pepper-tree is a universal favorite and is worthy of a place in every garden, its graceful semipendulous habit of growth with its pleasing rounded outline and the olive-green color of its compound leaves contrasting well with most of the other trees and shrubs.

Schinus molle, a native of Peru, is much the most handsome species of the genus and is the only species recommended for general planting. The Pepper grows well in any ordinary garden soil with very little cultivation and is highly recommended for planting in the vicinity of chicken yards and outhouses.

Propagate by seeds sown, one-eighth of an inch deep, in a cold frame in early Spring; pot off the seedlings singly in three-inch pots when they are three inches high, and give them room as required.