Chinese Pistache

 

 

Pistacia chinensis

 

Anacardiaceae

 

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Form: Tree
Seasonality
: Deciduous

Size: 30-60 ft tall and wide
Leaves
: foot long, lance shaped, compound
Flowers
: insignificant green
Fruit
: red berry ripens to blue-black
Stems/Trunks
: upright with rounded crown
Range/Origin
: China, Philippines
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 4-23, 10o F

Comments: Good fall color, even in the desert

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full sun

        Water: Moderate

        Soil: Tolerates most soils, subject to root rot

        Propagation: Seed

        Maintenance: Minimal, females may produce abundant seed litter

 

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