Mastic Tree

 

 

Pistacia lentiscus

 

Anacardiaceae

 

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Form: shrub or tree
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 15-25 ft high by 20-30 ft wide
Leaves
: compound, 3-5 pairs of 1 inch leaflets
Flowers
: green, insignificant
Fruit
: red berries that ripen to blue-black
Stems/Trunks
: single or multiple
Range/Origin
: Mediterranean
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 8, 9, 12-24, 20o F

Comments: No thorns, good screen plant, source of mastic

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full sun

        Water: Little or no irrigation

        Soil: Tolerant of most types

        Propagation: Seed

         Maintenance: Minimal

 

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