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Chinese pistache

Pistacia chinensis

Best fall color show in our region! Nice round shape, and a low water user. Separate male and female trees; females have small, pink berries.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Medium
Height:
30-50 ft
Width:
30-50 ft
Water Needs:
Low
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Shape:
Round
Fall color:
Orange, Red, Yellow
Flowers:
No
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
No serious problems in vigorous trees
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
Yes, 4' planting strip

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 15 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 6 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 20 feet
  • between trees: 25 feet

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