Chinese Pistache Tree
Easy to Grow Shade Tree with Great Fall Color!
What characteristics are most important to you when you’re picking out a shade tree? Easy care? Dappled summer shade? Gorgeous fall color? Yes, yes and yes! Chinese Pistache (Pistacia chinensis) does all of this and so much more.
Sometimes known as the "Ugly Duckling" tree, this tree is actually highly regarded as one of the most beautiful, pest free and easily maintained shade trees on the market today, Chinese Pistache is a very hardy tree that grows in just about any condition – hard scrabble soil at new-build construction sites, urban neighborhoods in sidewalk tree rings, and near walks and drives because of its deep roots that won’t lift the concrete. It handles pollution, drought and poor soil. The only places it struggles to perform are in a shady location (it needs full sun) and clay/wet soils (it need good drainage).
If you site it well, Chinese Pistache will reward you with lacey bright green summer leaves that turn stunning and dramatic shades of orange and red in the fall. If there is a pollinator nearby, it will give you tons of brilliant red berries that turn deep purple over the winter. Chinese Pistache berries aren’t safe for human consumption, but the birds go crazy for them and are a great food source when food is scarce in the coldest months.
Plant one as a specimen in your yard or a whole row along a drive – they grow so uniformly that people will think you’ve pruned them to match!
If you need a shade tree, Chinese Pistache is one of the best on the market today. Why wait? Order yours now.
* Wall behaved and easy care
* Decorative berries in fall and winter
* Gorgeous fall foliage
* Perfect summer shade
* Hardy and long-lived
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Pistacia chinensis|
|Mature Height||25 - 35 feet|
|Mature Spread||25 - 35 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|