Do pepper trees lose their leaves?
Keeping this in consideration, why is my pepper tree losing leaves?
Both overwatering and underwatering can result in pepper plant leaf drop. Leaves naturally droop a little at this time, but they don't need water. Excess watering can cause the plants to get root rot. In that case, you are sure to see pepper leaves falling off the plants.
One may also ask, how long do pepper trees live?
Description. Brazilian pepper-tree is a shrub or small tree that reaches over 30 feet in height, typically with a short trunk hidden in a thicket of branches. Some trees can live over 30 years.
California pepper trees look lacy because of the compound, pinnate leaves, each one composed of fine-textured leaflets. The leaves are aromatic, up to 12 inches long, while each leaflet grows to about 2 ½ inches. As the trees mature, their bark peels back revealing the red inner wood.