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PISTACIA chinensis

Commonly known as Chinese mastic, Chinese pistachio

Glossy green pinnate leaves with good autumn colour
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - pinnate leaves to 25cm (10in) long, each with 10-12 oblong-elliptic, toothed, leathery, glossy, dark-green leaflets with no terminal leaflet. Leaves colour well in autumn.
  • Height - 15-25m (49-80ft)
  • Spread - 7-10m (23-33ft)
  • Tree - erect at first, then spreading with age. Flowers are produced with the young leaves. Males are borne in crowded panicles to 10cmerect at first, spreading with age. Flowers are followed by small, spherical red fruit maturing blue.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - male and female plants required for fruiting
  • Pests & Diseases - fungal root rot, coral spot
  • Place of origin - central and western China
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - males in crowded panicles to 10cm (4in) long, females in looser panicles 15-25cm (6-10in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept - - suitable for coastal gardens
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - moderately fertile, sharply drained.
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
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15-25m (49-80ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  7-10m (23-33ft)
 

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