Pistacia atlantica     
Mount atlas pistache   
Anacardiaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: large tree with broad canopy
Seasonality: deciduous; sometimes semi-evergreen in warmer locations
Size: 45-60ft with equal spread; slow growth
Leaves: pinnately compound, linear; usually 7 leaflets per leaf, each leaflet 2in long; fine texture; foliage stay green into autumn
Flowers: inconspicuous; greenish white
Fruit: dioecious; pea-sized seeds on female plants; pink ripening to dark blue; fruit only sets when male trees are also present
Stems/Trunks: massive stout trunk, bark fissures closer than Pistacia chinensis
Range/Origin: Mediterranean
Hardiness: well below freezing, to mid 20s




trunk darker than Pistacia chinensis

susceptible to Texas Root rot

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