Pistacia chinensis

Chinese Pistache

Category: Deciduous, Shade Tree | Size: Medium | Hardiness Zones: 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 | Fall Color: Orange , Red | Growth Rate: Medium | Adaptability: Alkaline Soil Tolerant
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Chinese Pistache has become a star in recent decades as fans have observed superior performance from coast to coast. Pistacia is a favorite on the streets of California, the brutal conditions on the southern great plains, and in cities all over the southeast coast. After record numbers of 100 degree days in Georgia in recent years, it was difficult to find a tree that looked more vibrant and healthy. This is one of the best trees for fall color in warm climates.

Category: Medium shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 6 to 9
Foliage: Dark green leaflets
Fall Color: Screaming orange-red
Flower: Small, greenish; not showy
Fruit: Round or egg-shaped, typically maturing to robin's egg blue and red in same cluster
Bark: Gray to gray-black
Texture: Medium
Shape: Oval-rounded to round
Mature Size: 40-45' tall by 35-40' wide
Growth Rate: Medium to fast
Adaptability: Chinese Pistache tolerates a wide variety of soils; best grown on moist, well drained soils
Native Habitat: China