Chinese pistache (Pistacia chinensis)

Native: China.

General Notes:

Pistacia chinensis in Sacramento Capital Park #113 is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 64 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 79 inches and a crown spread of 52 feet.

Tree Characteristics

  • Drought tolerant.
  • Shape: Oval, Rounded or Umbrella
  • Foliage: Deciduous  Pinnately Compound Even with Oblong to Elliptic Leaflets, Medium Green, Red, Gold, Orange or Multicolored,
  • Height: 25 - 35 feet.
  • Width: 25 - 35 feet.
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring
  • Fruit: Prolific, Red or Mostly Blue Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
  • Bark: Dark Brown, Light Gray or Light Green, Furrowed or Scaly.
  • Shading Capacity: Moderately Dense in Leaf, Moderate out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 4 – 23, USDA hardiness 6 - 9.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Oak Root Fungus.
  • Susceptible: Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Strong
  • Root Damage Potential: Low
  • Health Hazard: Allergy
  • Biogenic Emissions: Moderate
  • Attracts: Birds.

Source:

SelecTree. "Pistacia chinensis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 26, 2018.
​< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pistacia-chinensis >

 

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