Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 25-35 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 25-35 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Pistachia Chinensis
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Amazing Fall Color & Easy-Growing Shade
Why Chinese Pistache Trees?
The Chinese Pistache is spreading like wildfire because its 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.
Urban landscapers can’t get enough of these trees because of their high level of tolerance for pollution and smog, which 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.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
The best part about your Chinese Pistache Tree is that we've planted, grown and nurtured it from day one...now, you reap the rewards of our hard work at the nursery.
Unlike other big-box shade trees, your Chinese Pistache Tree arrives well-rooted in its own pot...never bare-root. That means a greater chance of long-term success in your own landscape.
So, don't wait...get your own Chinese Pistache Tree today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Packed very well, as always. Good healthy tree. Anxious for the spring for new growth.
Not sure yet
Planted tree it has no leaves and looks like a long stick, I don’t see any new growth yet, at least I got the warranty
It sounds like your tree is dormant which is completely normal for this time of year. Please let us know in Spring if there are any issues with your tree leafing back out and we'll be happy to help!
Chinese Pistache Trees
When we got the trees they were smaller than I expected. They were 5 ft. But very few leaves. We planted the trees as instructed. We have had many days of rain and 18-20 degree weather for several days since planting. We just hope they live.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! It sounds like the plants are beginning to go dormant which is normal this time of year. Please let us know in Spring if there are any issues with them leafing back out and they'll be covered!
Love this tree
I was first introduced to Chinese Pistache a couple of years ago when landscaping a different home. Love this tree and the specimen I received from your store is beautiful! Already doing well! It is called the **** duckling of trees because it grows from spindly tree to gorgeous shade tree with brilliant red foliage in fall!
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Your Pistache will benefit best from a location that receives full sun and well-draining soil.
Make your hole 4 to 5 times as wide as the root ball. Be sure to center your tree and begin to backfill the hole, tamping the soil down as you fill to prevent air pockets from forming. Water thoroughly and spread 2 to 3 inches of mulch around the base of the tree.
2. Watering: For the first month, be sure to water your Pistache twice weekly. 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.
3. Fertilizing: For trees that are five 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 to 3 feet annually. Be sure to follow the application instructions provided on the packaging.
4. Pruning: 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 pruned to a couple of feet above your original cut, which in turn will encourage more branches. Repeat this process until you get a well-spaced and symmetrical look.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|