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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Pistachio

  • Deciduous - and evergreen dioecious trees and shrubs
  • Tree - or shrub
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - under glass - loam-based compost with sharp sand and full light
  • Full sun - if growing outside
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - P. vera, the edible pistachio nut, is not grown ornamentally.
  • Pests & Diseases - fungal root rot
  • Place of origin - Mediterranean, central Asia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, southern USA
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - sharply drained - if growing outside

Buy Varieties of PISTACIA

PISTACIA chinensis

PISTACIA chinensis  >

Commonly known as: Chinese mastic, Chinese pistachio.
Glossy green pinnate leaves with good autumn colour
£17.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

PISTACIA lentiscus

PISTACIA lentiscus  >

Commonly known as: Lentise, Mastic tree.
aromatic tree with leathery dark green leaflets and red fruits
£17.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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