Chinese Pistache

Pistacia chinensis

A small, tough ornamental shade tree, the Chinese pistache is known for its brilliant autumn color, feathered leaf pattern, and gray bark that peels back as the tree ages, exposing newer layers of reddish-pink bark underneath.

Size and Light Requirements

The Chinese pistache does best in full sun, typically reaching 20 – 30 feet in height in about 40 years.

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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.

Photo Credits

Bruce Fulton, Shihchuan, Nadiatalent, Bri Weldon