During Winter and some early Spring shipments, some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT.
This means that even though they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it wonít harm the plant(s). Monday through Thursday
Chinese Pistache Tree
Fruiting: No fruit
Growth Rate: Fast growth rate, Moderate growth rate
Light requirements: Full Sun, Partial Sun and shade
Plant Group: Tree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Plant Zone: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Size at Maturity: 30 - 50 ft
Size at time of shipping: Bare root 12-18''
Chinese Pistache ? Pistacia chinensis This tree has gained a lot of popularity over the past several years and for good reason. It tolerates drought and diverse soil conditions and is one of the most colorful trees in autumn. The color change is slow and therefore provides beautiful hues for a lengthy period. In time, it provides decent shade. It is most effective as an ornamental, however, and works well near patios or decks.
We first began propagation of this tree 20 years ago at the nursery with seed. We loved this particular tree because of its ease in growing. The tree practically grew itself. We knew that someday it would catch on to become one of the best shade and colorful trees available.
Hardy in zone 5, and grows well in the heat of Phoenix. The Chinese Pistache is a very adaptable tree to enjoy for many years to come. By the way, in case your wondering, the tree does not produce Pistachio nuts.