PISTACIA lentiscus

Commonly known as Lentise, Mastic tree

Aromatic tree with leathery dark green leaflets and red fruits
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Pinnate leaves, 10cm (4in) long, with winged stalks and midribs each have 2-7 pairs of narrowly lance-shaped leaflets
  • Height
    1-3m (3-10ft)
  • Spread
    1-3m (3-10ft)
  • Tree
    Small, bushy tree or shrub. Flowers are followed by spherical, red fruit 5mm (¼in) across, ripening black
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
    If growing outside

PISTACIA lentiscus

 
Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives
£18.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from APRIL 2024

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Male and female plants required for fruiting
    Medicinal properties
    Sap yields mastic, the fragrant gum used in medicine and dentistry
    Pests & Diseases
    Fungal root rot
    Place of origin
    Morocco, Canary Islands, Portugal, Greece
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Males in dense panicles to 3cm (1¼in) long, females in looser panicles 6cm (2½in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Suitable for coastal conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • 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.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Sharply drained - if growing outside
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
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1-3m (3-10ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  1-3m (3-10ft)
 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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