Pistacia chinensis Bunge (Chinese pistache )

 


Lakshmi Sridharan,
Bugwood Network

 

 

 

Family: Anacardiaceae (Sumac Family)

Synonym(s):

Duration: Perennial

Habit: Tree


Listed by:
Invasive Plant Atlas of the US: 1
Federal Noxious Weed: 0
TDA Noxious Weed: 0
TPWD Prohibited Exotic Species: 0

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.

History:

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.

Ecological Threat:

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

Distribution

US Nativity: Introduced to U.S.

Native Origin: E. Asia and China

US States: AL, CA, TX

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.

Listing Source

Texas Department ofAgriculture Noxious Plant List
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Prohibited Exotic Species
Invaders Program
Federal Noxious Weed
Union of Concerned Scientists
United States Forest Service Southern Research Station

Text References

USDA Plants

Data Source

Last Updated: 2006-10-06 by DEW