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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.

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) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • 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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