Pistachia chinensis

Southeast of Memorial Union

The Chinese pistache is a tall deciduous tree with a round canopy and outstanding fall color. Females display clusters of red berries in the late fall and winter. It is a versatile tree, used in patios, lawns, or as a street tree.


Botanical Name: Pistachia chinensis
Common Name: Chinese pistache
Location: Southeast of Memorial Union
Family: Anacardiaceae
Sunset Zones: 4-16, 18-23, H1
Native Range: China
Habitat: Prefers well-drained soil. Tolerates alkaline soils, little watering.
General Habit: Deciduous, moderate growth rate, 30-60 ft. tall.
Notes: Male tree is a good street tree. Great fall color.