Chinese Pistache

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Pistacia chinensis

  • Landscape Size: 25 to 30’ feet tall and wide
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Uses: Shade Tree, Street Tree, Park Tree, Screen, Waterwise, Accent Tree
  • Heat Tolerance: High
  • Water: Low-medium water.
  • Growth: 24”-36” year
  • Zone 6-9.
  • Alkaline Soils: Tolerant
  • Poor Drainage: Intolerant

Grows in an oval, rounded, spreading shape Red fall color!!
It has been described as the “Ugly Duckling” young tree but turns into a magnificent specimen tree.

Suitable for a xeriscape landscape. Many ornamental attributes.
Pistacia chinensis, as the name suggests, is related to the pistachio; however, it does not produce nuts. Their autumn foliage illuminates landscapes with fiery shades of orange and red.
Chinese pistache is not a fussy tree. It can be grown in a variety of soils as long as the soil is well draining. Deep rooted and Sturdy. Ideal for near patios and sidewalks. It is heat and drought tolerant and winter hardy.
Only verticillium wilt and wet soils bother these pest-resistant trees.

Chinese Pistache (Pistache chinensis) grows to 25′-30′ tall and wide with a growth rate of 1′-2′ yearly. It has deep roots and is low water once established. Great fall color with red, yellow, and orange leaves. Very heat and drought tolerent. Separate male and female trees. Female trees  produce a hard, blueberry like fruit (drupe). Hardy to USDA Zone 5.