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Sturdy slow-growing shade tree to 30 x 30 feet has colorful fall foliage. Excellent accent specimen or street tree. Adapts well to poor soils but needs good drainage. Best in full sun with deep infrequent water once established.
Chinese Pistache Classification. Common name: Chinese Pistache (1) Scientific name: Pistacia chinensis (1) Family: Anacardiaceae, a group of flowering plants commonly referred to as the cashew family. (1) Identification. Habit: The Chinese Pistache has a moderate growth rate of about 13-24 inches per year and its branches form a vase-shape as they emerge from the trunk.
Chinese pistache is native to cool and moist climate zones of central and western China and grows best in Inland Valley landscapes and gardens in loam soils, full sun and with regular moisture throughout the year. It is widely planted as a shade tree in residential gardens, as a street tree and for park landscapes. Overall, it has proven to be a tough tree that can endure lots of sun and heat.
The Chinese Pistache tree was planted in parking strips along residential areas in the City of San Jose, Ca in the 1970's. These trees provide great shade in the hot summer. The female tree produces huge amounts of berries. The birds nest and eat and poop purple all over the street and vehicles parked under them. The male trees produce huge pollen clusters in the Spring. The Fall leaf color is.
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. Proper pruning when the tree is young is essential to create a symmetrical tree with good form.
Amazing Fall Color That’s California-Grown Why Chinese Pistache Trees?If you’re looking for the vivid reds, oranges, and yellows of autumn, look no further: The Chinese Pistache Tree is an ornamental shade tree that delivers absolutely dazzling tones. And best of all, because it’s grown right in California, it’s perfect for your landscape. Imagine the beauty of the Chinese Pistache’s.
General information: The Chinese pistache is a solid landscaping choice as a semi-fast growing medium to large size tree that is long lived and provides good shade, particularly for single story structures. It is virtually pest and disease free, and is drought and wind tolerant once established. It grows well in almost all soil types ranging from sandy loam to clay. Its roots grow deep and are.