Chinese Pistache

Hardiness Zones: 6 - 9
Average shipping height: 1'-3'
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  • Potted - 1 Gallon Container
    Member Price $49.99
    Reg. Price $59.99
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Known as the “Ugly Duckling” of the tree world, the Chinese pistache starts out as an unattractive and misshapen young tree but grows into a magnificent specimen. It is a tough tree that can withstand urban conditions and is commonly used in Xeriscape (dry landscaping).

This tree is popular in California and is often put to use as the understock for commercial pistachio growers.

The Chinese Pistache Grows in zones 6 - 9

Your Tree’s Personality



Growth Speed


Scientific Name

Pistacia chinensis

Mature Height

25' - 35'

Mature Spread

25' - 35'

Shipping Height


Soil Preference

Drought, Acidic, Alkaline, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained, Clay

Wildlife Value

Used by Xeriscape (dry landscaping) gardeners as a critical addition for wildlife. The seeds provide food for small rodents and birds while the flowers provide food for insects.


It has been described as the "Ugly Duckling" because it turns from an unattractive and misshapen young tree into a magnificent specimen tree.

Sun Preference

Full Sun

Planting Instructions

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