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Pistacia chinensis


Chinese pistache

Synonym(s):
Family: Anacardiaceae (Sumac Family)
Duration and Habit: Perennial Tree


Photographer: Lakshmi Sridharan
Source: Bugwood Network

Description

Growing to 25 ft (8 m) in gardens, this deciduous species has glossy green leaves consisting of up to 10 pairs of leaflets that in fall (autumn) turn yellow, orange and scarlet. The inconspicuous flowers, borne in panicles, are followed in summer by small red spherical seed pods that turn blue in fall and attract birds.

Ecological Threat:

Biology & Spread: Pistacia chinensis is a dioecious species and female trees do not produce large quantities of seeds until established in the landscape for fifteen or twenty years.

History:

U.S. Habitat: Widely planted as an urban street tree. Also occurs on riversides and in cultivated areas.

Distribution

U.S. Nativity: Introduced to U.S.

Native Origin: E. Asia and China

U.S. Present: AL, CA, TX

Distribution:

Mapping

Invaders of Texas Map: Pistacia chinensis
EDDMapS: Pistacia chinensis
USDA Plants Texas County Map: Pistacia chinensis

Invaders of Texas Observations

List All Observations of Pistacia chinensis reported by Citizen Scientists

Resembles/Alternatives

Management

USE PESTICIDES WISELY: ALWAYS READ THE ENTIRE PESTICIDE LABEL CAREFULLY, FOLLOW ALL MIXING AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND WEAR ALL RECOMMENDED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR AND CLOTHING. CONTACT YOUR STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL PESTICIDE USE REQUIREMENTS, RESTRICTIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS. MENTION OF PESTICIDE PRODUCTS ON THIS WEB SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT OF ANY MATERIAL.

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Last Updated: 2006-10-06 by DEW
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