Chinese Pistache – Ornamental Plant of the Week for October 5 2015

Richard Bogren, Owings, Allen D.

Chinese Pistache

The Chinese pistache (Pistachio chinensis) is a medium-sized ornamental shade tree known for spectacular orange, red and crimson fall foliage. Its fall color is great in Louisiana from early November through mid-December in most years.

The tree will reach 30 to 35 feet tall and 25 feet wide at maturity. Young plants take a while to develop a nice branch structure.

Chinese pistache has few if any disease and insect problems. It’s a great underused tree with outstanding landscape potential.

Now through February is a great time to add new shade trees to your landscape.

Allen Owings
Rick Bogren

10/3/2015 1:18:35 AM
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