The Chinese pistachio is a remarkable specimen tree. This splendid ornamental turns brilliant orange and crimson in fall. This plant is the perfect selection for anyone looking to add a durable tree or fall color to their landscape.
The sleek, dark-green leaves of this deciduous tree forms an attractive, spreading, umbrella canopy making it idea for creating a shady area in the yard. These medium sized trees grow to 25-35 feet, best in full sun. They are attractive all season but fall is definitely their time to shine.
Well-draining soil amended with organic matter is the ideal growing medium for most any tree but the Chinese pistachio will tolerate a full range of conditions including drought. When established it is very drought tolerant making it a popular choice for Xeriscaping (dry landscaping). It is also tolerant of heat and urban conditions. For the best contrast of color and texture, plant Chinese pistachio with a background of evergreen trees.