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Capsicum annuum Bulls Horn

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Capsicum annuum Bulls Horn Capsicum, Red Pepper,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Shrubs Shrub Like, Upright

Description:
Small evergreen perennial shrub, often treated as an annual. Tiny white or purple flowers during summer followed by 20cm long edible fruits known as capsicums. When fruit is ripe, colour is red but can also be eaten green just not as sweet. Grows approx. 70cm H x 60cm W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Caterpillars, Fruit Fly, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Solanaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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