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Pistacia chinensis

Description

Tough as nails, drought tolerant, easy to transplant, and pest free are all terms used to describe the Chinese pistache. This beautiful, medium-sized tree is perfect for both the home landscape and the urban environment.

An unattractive, almost gawky tree when young, Chinese pistache develops into an outstanding specimen tree with an umbrella-like crown. At maturity, this tree will achieve a height of 40 feet and a spread of 25 to 35 feet. There are male and female trees.  Its main branches may be upright to arching

Chinese pistache has finely divided, lustrous green foliage during the summer months, and terrific fall color, plus exfoliating bark for winter interest. The fiery orange and red leaves make this Asian native one of the prettiest trees in autumn. Other than a requirement for well-drained soil, this plant will flourish in nearly every soil type. Transplant one into your landscape – you’ll be glad you did.

Insect Disease and other Pest Problems: Once established, it becomes carefree with no serious pest problems.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#bark#specimen#winter interest#show stopper#cpp
Cultivars:
Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#bark#specimen#winter interest#show stopper#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pistacia
    Species:
    chinensis
    Dimensions:
    Height: 25 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 25 ft. 0 in. - 35 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Oval
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Blue/red fruit on female trees
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Flower Description:
    Small greenish flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Orange
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Specimen