1 package of 15 seedsThis ornamental tree grows up to 35’H and 25’W and his crown is quite round and symmetrical. This tree can also be cultivated as a Bonsai.
Bark develops ridges, becoming gray scaly plates that flake exposing salmon-orange inner bark. Rather unorganized growth habit in youth, becoming uniform and handsome with age. Some staking and pruning are necessary to produce a decent trunk. Very easy to grow and transplant. A deciduous tree with odd pinnate, 5-6 pairs of 9 inches long narrow-pointed leaflets. The leaves are lustrous and dark green in summer and a beautiful orange to red in the fall.
The onset of color is conspicuously nonsynchronous on the Pistacia chinensis. Small red drupes are produced on the female trees, finally turning china blue, so that both colors can be seen at the same time. By early April the pistachios leaf buds are still ignoring the advent of spring, but they are distinguishable from the adjacent ashes by conspicuous pollen cones.
Hardiness zones: 6-9, -20°C/-5°F, -5°C/25°F. It grows quickly, in full sun to partial shade. Prefers well-drained soils and will withstand heat and drought extremely well. Very easy to transplant. Has no insect problems and has well behaved roots.
Growing Info: Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days. Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.