Also known as: Pepperwood, Southern Prickly Ash
UPDATED: MARCH 2022 A SPECIALITY GROWN TOOTHACHE TREE, NATIVE HOST PLANTS. OUR NEXT CROP SCHEDULE SHIPPING MONTHS DURING LATE FALL/WINTER 2022! CUSTOM ORDERING ALLOWED WITH INVENTORY UPDATES IN MAY 2022.
Hercules Club is a native, spiny, aromatic, rounded crowned, deciduous tree with spreading branches and knobby trunk. The leaves are shiny and once-divided. Clusters of small white flowers are borne at the branch tips. Fruit-bearing plants have small green to reddish fruits in mid- to late summer. The fruits split open to expose shiny black seeds. Is a very showy tree that’s underused in the landscape. The bitter, aromatic bark of the Toothache Tree used as a remedy for toothaches by chewing the bark or foliage numbing the pain, the seeds are eaten by birds. The plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling.
SIZE WE SHIP = 12″-18″ TALL, STARTER LINER = HEALTHY STRONG ROOTS
Yearly Foliage: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Light: Full Sun-Partial Shade
Mature Growth: 20 feet high – 15-20 feet wide
Soil: Average, moist, well drained
Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees, Hummingbirds
Larval Host Plant: Giant Swallowtail butterfly