Pistacia chinensis c.s. (Chinese Pistache, Chinese Pistach) is a species of flowering tree native to China and Taiwan. It is a deciduous tree that is highly valued for its ornamental qualities, including vibrant autumn foliage and attractive branching structure. Chinese Pistache is widely planted in landscaping and urban environments for its visual appeal.
Size and Growth Habit: Chinese Pistache is a medium-sized tree that typically reaches heights of 10-20 meters (33-65 feet) with a spread of about 10-15 meters (33-49 feet). It has a spreading, rounded canopy and a relatively short trunk. The branches are often irregularly shaped and arching.
Leaves: The leaves of Pistacia chinensis are compound and pinnately divided. Each leaf is composed of 10-16 leaflets that are lance-shaped or ovate. The leaflets have serrated margins and a glossy, dark green color. In the autumn, the foliage turns vibrant shades of orange, red, and purple, creating a striking display.
Flowers: Chinese Pistache produces small, inconspicuous flowers that are typically greenish-yellow in color. The flowers are dioecious, meaning that individual trees bear either male or female flowers. Male flowers are borne in clusters, while female flowers are single or occur in small clusters.
Fruit: The fruit of Pistacia chinensis is a small drupe that starts off green and ripens to a reddish color. The fruit is not typically consumed by humans, but it is attractive to birds and wildlife.
Habitat: Chinese Pistache is adaptable to a variety of soil types and can tolerate a range of environmental conditions. It is well-suited to warm temperate and subtropical climates. The tree is often found in parks, gardens, and urban landscapes due to its aesthetic appeal and ability to withstand urban conditions.
Conservation Status: Pistacia chinensis is not currently listed as a threatened or endangered species. However, it is important to promote sustainable planting practices and preserve the diversity of tree species in natural ecosystems.
Botanical Name : Pistacia chinensis c.s.
Common Name : Chinese Pistache, Chinese Pistach
Height : 25 -5o ft
Spread : 25- 35 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30-60 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 6-9
Other inf0 : C.S. (Cleaned Seed)
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 413