Pistacia chinensis Bunge.
- Common Name: Chinese Pistacio
- Family: Anacardiaceae Lindl.
- Country of Origin: E. Asia - China.
- Habitat: Riversides and in cultivated areas up to 2400m in the Himalaya
- 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. An excellent street tree, it also makes a good canopy for shade-loving shrubs. It often forms a double trunk.
The young shoots are also eaten as a chinese vegetable.
- USDA Zone: 5-10
Additional images for this accession:Click on thumbnails to enlarge
- Accession # 200201824
- Source: Exotische Nutz- und Zierpflanzen - Buche
- Provenance: Seed provided by Exotische Nutz- und Zierpflanzen - Renate Bucher, proprietor, www.exot-nutz-zier.de
- Accession Date: 06-17-2002
- Bench: 2302 - Temperate Asia - Low
- Qty: 1 confirmed on 11-15-2012
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: eurosid II
- Order: Sapindales
- Family: Anacardiaceae
- SubFamily: Anacardioideae
Plants For A Future Website Chiltern Seed 1995 Catalog Botanica, Turner & Wasson, 1997, CD-ROM Version
data regenerated on Wed, 22 May 2013 14:22:18 -0400