Pistacia chinensis

Chinese Pistache

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Deciduous

Overall Mature Size: Large

Also Grown As: Standard Tree

Mature Height & Spread: 30-60' x 30-60'

Natural Growth Habit: Rounded

Native To: Asia

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Bloom Time:

Special Features: Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Fall Color

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box, 36" Box, 48" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 4-16, 18-23

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

A Bit More

Not to be confused with the edible Pistachio Nut tree, this ornamental deciduous tree is a knockout in the fall when its leaves turn glorious shades of red, yellow, and orange that will rival anything you see back east or in the Midwest. Native to China, it does well in Western Garden Zones 4-16, 17, 18-23. It loves full sun and seems unfazed by harsh climates, drought, and rocky soils, making it a popular choice for cities as street trees. In other landscapes, it is makes a fabulous specimen, lawn, shade, or patio tree. Growing moderately quickly to 25 (sometimes but not often upwards of 50) feet or so, it forms a rounded oval canopy that offers ample shade in the spring and summer months. When the 12” long leaves appear in the spring, they are a lustrous deep green and are divided into 2-4” leaflets. Give moderate to low water and enjoy the show!

A Bit More

Not to be confused with the edible Pistachio Nut tree, this ornamental deciduous tree is a knockout in the fall when its leaves turn glorious shades of red, yellow, and orange that will rival anything you see back east or in the Midwest. Native to China, it does well in Western Garden Zones 4-16, 17, 18-23. It loves full sun and seems unfazed by harsh climates, drought, and rocky soils, making it a popular choice for cities as street trees. In other landscapes, it is makes a fabulous specimen, lawn, shade, or patio tree. Growing moderately quickly to 25 (sometimes but not often upwards of 50) feet or so, it forms a rounded oval canopy that offers ample shade in the spring and summer months. When the 12” long leaves appear in the spring, they are a lustrous deep green and are divided into 2-4” leaflets. Give moderate to low water and enjoy the show!