Chinese Pistache
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Chinese Pistache Pistacia chinensis

  • Chinese Pistache
  • Chinese Pistache

Average Shipping Height: 1'-3'
Item #8407
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  • Potted
    1 gallon container
    Member Price $34.99
    Reg. Price $52.50
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The Chinese Pistache grows in zones 6-9.
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.

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Full Sun,

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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.

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