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Chinese Pistache Tree

Pistachia Chinensis


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-t- Planting Mix
Chinese Pistache Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Chinese Pistache Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
Add a Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-10 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

25-35 ft.

Mature Width:

25-35 ft.


Full Sun


20-30 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Pistachia Chinensis

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Brightens any landscape with amazing fall color

The Chinese Pistache is spreading like wildfire because their blazing fall foliage can’t be matched. While other trees are colorless and entering dormancy, the Chinese Pistache is shining bright with multiple shades of reds, oranges and yellows.

These vivid trees will be the talk of the neighborhood because they will outshine all of the dull trees in your neighbor’s yards with their stunning color and beautiful, thick rounded canopies. Plus, unlike maples, they have a unique exotic look, with pairs of long slender leaves. 

In the spring and summer their canopies are filled with lush green leaves that will create a nice shaded area in your yard to relax under. A well-placed Chinese Pistache tree will shade the driveway or home to relieve sweltering summer heat. 

By producing ornamental red berries in the fall Chinese Pistache trees become a must have for wildlife enthusiasts because they attract a variety of songbirds to flock to the tree. They’re entertaining to watch as they hop from branch to branch.  

Urban landscapers can’t get enough of these trees because their high level of tolerance for pollution and smog allows them to be planted anywhere, even in large cities. They’re also drought and heat tolerant and will adapt to a variety of poor soils, even if they are sandy or rocky. 

Chinese Pistache trees are commonly found in neighborhoods, close to homes because they are medium sized trees. By only growing to 25 to 35 feet tall they become large enough to make a bold statement in your landscape, but won’t take it over. 

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Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Interesting to watch grow
We have had 2 of the Pistache trees for only about a month. In south Texas, in over 100+ degree weather, they are still green and growing. We are anxious to see them change colors. We would recommend buying any tree from Fast Growing Trees - they arrive well packed and healthy. Their customer service is superb. My only wish is that we could afford the dollar amount needed, to get free shipping.
July 7, 2016
San Antonio, , TX
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Awesome tree
Terrific tree. Arrived in perfect condition and the full sun of my front yard has not phased it! It has not wilted, browned or lost a single leaf! Super excited to watch it grow!
August 4, 2016
South Pittsburg, TN
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Great Tree
We ordered the tallest tree hoping to get a one year jump on it's growing. The tree was exactly like it was advertised. It came pruned just right. It was healthy just out of the box. Not even one leaf showed any shock from the ordeal. I used the planting mixes with the tree. It has now grown 6" in just a few months. I believe it is another premium plant from this company. I also believe watering to the roots but not too often is great advise. I may or may not buy another Chinese Pistache Tree but I will buy more trees from these people.
June 21, 2017
11 months ago
Good looking tree for the perfect area in my yard
5 stars to this company as always!
Planted Fall 2016, doing well so far! Thank you
Planted Fall 2016, doing well so far! Thank you
May 5, 2017
Greenville, NC
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Watching "Chearl" grow
So excited, the growth has been incredible so far. If this is an indication of what type of growth pattern we can expect from this type Tree we are going to experience those beautiful fall foliage colors before we know it.
Can't wait to see what a couple years growth will do for my tree
We named our tree " Chearl"
3 weeks of growth
Can't be more excited about watching our tree grow
April 20, 2017
3 weeks of growth Can't be more excited about watching our tree grow April 20, 2017
May 15, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Great tree. Great company. This is my third tree from fast growing trees.
I love love love this tree. It started growing like a champ almost immediately. It's been awful weather where I live (hail, extreme wind) and its still there hanging out.
May 5, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Autumn Tree in Florida
Born in New England - I miss the foliage living in Florida. I was thrilled to find this tree and planted on the rear corner of my property overlooking the lake. I'm excited to see it blossom and grow.
This is a week after it arrived - it's doing very well- I'll be patient and watch it blossom & grow.
This is a week after it arrived - it's doing very well- I'll be patient and watch it blossom & grow.
June 18, 2017
11 months ago
Chineese Pistache Tree
The experience with this tree anf Fast Growing Trees was great. The tree arrived beautifully packaged. It was healthy.
July 14, 2017
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
Very nice tree
Shipping was good, our tree arrived in great shape. Planted it the next day and it is doing very well.
June 25, 2017
11 months ago
Very Pleased
The tree arrived totally intact and healthy. I planted it the same day which was about a month ago and it has new growth showing now.
May 26, 2017
12 months ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Chinese Pistache Tree

Chinese Pistache Tree Planting Diretions

The Chinese Pistache Tree (Pistacia chinensis) is a beautiful shade and autumn ornamental tree that has been referred to as a “touch of New England to sunsets” with their brilliant red and orange fall foliage. They have an incredible tolerance to almost any soil type. The pistache is also great for growth near patios and sidewalks as they have deeply grown root systems. An intermediate growth speed of roughly 13 to 24 inches yearly that performs best in growing zones 6-9 and will reach a mature height and width of 25-35 feet.


Choosing a location: Your pistache tree will benefit best from a location that receives full sun and a well draining, fertile soil. The trees have long taproots and need at least a 15 foot clearance from structures so their canopy can stretch out. Soil pH can be important but with these trees, good drainage trumps the soil acidity. To be sure there is appropriate drainage, dig a 1 foot deep by one foot wide hole in your intended planting location. Fill the hole with water, and wait one hour. If the water has fully drained, then the location is good. If there is water being retained, you may want to plant elsewhere or create a raised bed for the tree.


Planting directions:
1) Once you have found an ideal location for the tree, make your hole 4-5 times as wide as the root ball.
2) Gently comb the roots with your hands to free them up for the best soil contact.
3) Be sure to center your tree and begin to back fill the hole, tamping the soil down as you fill to prevent air pockets from forming.
4) Water thoroughly and spread 2-3 inches mulch around the base of the tree. Be sure not to let the mulch too close to the trunk to avoid fungus from forming.


Watering: For the first month be sure to water your pistache tree twice weekly. By the fifth week, monitor the soil and only water if the top one inch of soil has become dry. Due to the pistache having such a deep taproot you’ll need to water generously. The best way to ensure that you’re watering deeply enough is to place your garden hose next to the base of the tree on a trickle. Leave the hose running for about 30 minutes. The slow trickle will prevent the water from beading off and it will have a chance to soak deeply into the soil to reach the taproot.


Pruning: If your pistache tree is 5 years or younger then it will need some trimming to encourage its trademark umbrella-like canopy. Prune the top of the tree when it reaches six feet tall between January and February and this will force more branches to develop. As branches emerge, select one as the tree’s trunk, the other as a branch and remove the rest. The trunks should be left to grow another three feet and then prune those to 2 feet above your original cut which in turn will encourage more branches. Repeat this process until the pistache has a well spaced, symmetrical look.


*TIP* Pruning is vital as the trees can get to be a bit “leggy” in their early years before forming into the expected oval shape. Also be sure to rake around the base of the tree in the late autumn season to remove leaf litter.


Fertilizing: For pistache trees that are 5 years (or younger), fertilizer should be introduced during the spring and fall seasons. Use a nitrogen based formula with superphosphate if the tree has not grown at least 2-3 feet annually. Be sure to follow the application instructions provided on the packaging.


The gender of the pistache tree can be difficult to determine at times. If there are two different genders near one another, the female will produce unnoticeable green blossoms that turn into brilliant red clumps of berries in the fall season. As winter approaches, the berry color will change into a blue/purple that attracts a multitude of birds. The bark can be appealing to the sight as well. If peeled from the tree, it reveals a beautiful salmon pink interior color.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
The Chinese Pistache is a great shade tree. it grows very well in my area, which is Northeast Oklahoma. the roots grow downward instead of along and on top of ground.
Jim H on Apr 25, 2018
I chose this tree because we are trying to turn our yard into a Japanese garden and we wanted a pop of red. I love the unique leaves. We needed something by the driveway and since the roots grow deeper than a red maple it made practical sense as well. So excited!
Lisa G on Mar 27, 2018
The Chinese Pistache is a great shade tree. it grows very well in my area, which is Northeast Oklahoma. the roots grow downward instead of along and on top of ground.
Jim H on Apr 25, 2018
Beautiful in the fall. Red leaves. Is a great shade tree.
Laura R F on Mar 28, 2018
I chose this tree because we are trying to turn our yard into a Japanese garden and we wanted a pop of red. I love the unique leaves. We needed something by the driveway and since the roots grow deeper than a red maple it made practical sense as well. So excited!
Lisa G on Mar 27, 2018
Great Review in Southern Living Mag.
Akira B on Feb 12, 2018
We have one of these and it is STUNNING in the fall.
Jackie C on Jan 29, 2018
Already have one and very pleased with this tree.
Mike G on Jan 27, 2018
BONNIE D on Jan 11, 2018
Colorful and unique
bob t on Dec 22, 2017
i like the color
Mary A on Dec 16, 2017
Have always wanted one of these. You can’t get better fall color than this.
Can’t wait for next October. Hope it likes it’s new home.
Dawna/Thomas W on Nov 25, 2017
Saw one on the side of the street. Took a picture and asked FB friends to identify. Love the cluster of red berries. Can’t wait to use the branches in an arrangement !
susan n on Nov 16, 2017
Barbara A on Nov 12, 2017
I have experience with this beautiful specimen. I lived in the Sierra Mountains and it provided great shade in the summer was a rare colorful tree in the autumn in a land of mostly evergreens and Oaks..
JAMES C on Nov 10, 2017
isabel a on Nov 9, 2017
fall color large shade area
Janet S on Nov 6, 2017
I was looking for a shade tree and i love the color change as well.
Judy J on Nov 4, 2017
Fall color.
Paul K on Nov 4, 2017
Fall color,different,unique,exotic?...
Klad B on Nov 3, 2017
Colorful shade tree for zone 10.
Stephen G on Oct 26, 2017
I wanted a tree that would grow quickly, provides shade to my large sunny yard, and that has leaves that change colors. I really excited about adding this tree to my yard!
Elizabeth H on Oct 22, 2017
Cynthia B on Oct 17, 2017
I've never seen one of these trees before and it looks interesting. I like to have different things in my yard to add interest.
Janice S on Oct 14, 2017
Fast growing shade tree required
verdel h on Oct 12, 2017
Hope to have a tree that is quite large, grows fast and provides privacy. Also hope that it looks as stunning as the description states. Thank you.
Donald C on Oct 11, 2017
color, fast growing
Larry K on Oct 9, 2017
unique and colorful. I need large shade trees in Nevada as well.
Lida B on Oct 8, 2017
It's beautiful shade tree, it can grow in South Florida & it's very tolerant! 🌳🌿🍃
Michael L on Oct 6, 2017
Kathleen M on Oct 5, 2017
Love the color! Nice contrast to Florida Green.
ANGELA H on Oct 3, 2017
Heard it is a very beautiful tree in the fall.
Daniel C on Oct 2, 2017
Shape and Color
David H on Sep 27, 2017
Recommended in our area.
Rodney H on Sep 24, 2017
feed birds color is great
Estelle W on Sep 19, 2017
I love the colors the Chinese Pistache shows off during the fall months...I hope it continues through the winter with its colorful leaves. Thank you Pam...<333
Daniel G on Sep 19, 2017
For an amazing statement tree for a small backyard.
Kim T on Sep 17, 2017
Beautiful tree, wildlife should like it too!
Laura M on Sep 16, 2017
Love this tree. Beautiful in the Fall
MARIANNE W on Sep 12, 2017
allergen free and small tree for residential application
Eric K on Aug 15, 2017
The fall colors are beautiful.
Raymond B on Aug 13, 2017
I chose this because I live in a Growing Zone 10 and need a shade tree that can also add color to my garden.
Andreina D on Aug 3, 2017
Gorgeous trees that grow well in my area of San Diego.
chris L on Aug 2, 2017
This tree will add lots of shade to my backyard. I love the colors of this tree. It will stand out around all the green trees!
MICHELLE H on Jul 31, 2017
Beautiful tree! A lot planted in the area I live in. Need a good shade tree in my yard.
Leslie M on Jul 30, 2017
Nhan N on Jul 17, 2017
Beautiful and dramatic colors
Sandra B on Jul 9, 2017
I wanted a beautiful tree with berries to attract birds to my backyard. I am hoping this tree can withstand my city's turbulent weather conditions and drought.
Hannah M on Jul 3, 2017
Quality product professionally shipped
Raymond F on Jul 3, 2017
Unique looking
Karen J on Jun 17, 2017
fast growing attractive leaf medium shade with striking fall color in deciduous part of zone 8-9 yard
Greg M on Jun 14, 2017
This is a beautiful tree. It grows gracefully and the leaves are petite. Mine is still small but no less beautiful. I don't know if it will ever produce nuts but I love it
Clovelle M on Jun 5, 2017
Beautiful in the fall. Red leaves. Is a great shade tree.
Laura R F on Mar 28, 2018
Great Review in Southern Living Mag.
Akira B on Feb 12, 2018
Require Distance from structure?
Rebecca N on Oct 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant at least 20 foot away from a structure.
Is the Pistachia tree an evergreen tree?
John W on Jun 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No they are Deciduous.
I plan to plant a row of Chinese pistache - how far apart should I Plant?
heidi on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant them in a row, planting 15-20 foot apart.
How well will this tree handle any snow or ice in the winter?
Kent B on Mar 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I've had several snows and temperatures in the low teens , 12 degrees ect. My tree is not a year old but doing well . Hope this helps
It is windy in our area and sometimes have winds up to 80 miles per hour. will this tree withstand this kind of wind. is this tree deep rooted? Please advise.
Ramon Alan D on Jun 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We bought the smallest tree sold (about 2 feet). Initially staked with a small dowel rod, after about 8 months, we removed the stake. We live in south Texas and have strong winds at times - the tree is doing well, even after removing the stake.
Does this tree lose its leaves?; if so, during what time period in zone 10...SoCal?
Carolyn C on Oct 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It really depends on Mother Nature. The weather factors in when trees loose it leaves. They will not keep them all year since these are not an evergreen, these are deciduous.
I bought two trees in December and planted them. When will I see some growth? So far nothing.
Reva S on Jan 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: In the spring you'll see a small amount of growth this is my second winter there's just a few more branches but I imagine this spring I will see a bit more growth I didn't plant mine until the spring though last year
Can I plant it in Wisconsin?
Corina on Jun 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-10. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
How often does it need to be watered?
Richard B on Sep 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: On newly planted trees, water them at least 2 or 3 times a week unless it rains. During severe hot temperature you may have to adjust that too more. Once they are dormant you can cut back on the watering.
How close can this be to a septic leach field?
Shannon on May 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Honestly I would not recommend planting any tree near a septic tank, go as far away as possible if you do.
How fast of a grower is the Chinese Pistache tree approx?
LeAnn T on Jan 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Once established they can grow 2-3' per year.
What is the highest PH soil that this tree will tolerate?
David R on Jan 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It tolerates a wide range of soil. PH soil ranges from 5.5 to 7.5.
How long should I leave the support stick tied to the tree?
Daniel C on Oct 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If the tree is self supported at this time, you can remove it now.
Are the branches bare in the winter months?
Anna C on Jun 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are deciduous tree and will lose their leaves in the winter.
Are these trees very hearty for Oklahoma weather?
Jen H on May 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones for the Chinese Pistache Tree is Zones 6 to 10, they are cold hardy down to 0 degrees F.

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