New Zealand pepper tree, Pseudowintera colorata, is an attractive, medium-sized evergreen shrub, bearing cream-white leaves which are splashed with pink and red when young. These are complemented in spring by star-shaped, yellow flowers. Native to the south island of New Zealand, it’s ideal for a sunny, sheltered site and may need protection in winter.
Pseudowintera colorata ‘Moulin Rouge’ is a particularly lovely cultivar, with green-white leaves edged with a dark, pink-red. One of the hardiest of the pepper trees, it’s perfect for growing in cooler climates.