A picture of a Turpentine Tree

Turpentine Tree

Pistacia terebinthus

Also known as

Terebinth, Cyprus Turpentine, Chian turpentine tree

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

6.5m

4m

Min

2.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Turpentine Tree Overview

A branched, deciduous perennial tree or shrub from Portugal to Turkey and the Canary Isles. Glossy mid green leaves are oval and panicles flowers are green red.

Common problems with Turpentine Tree

How to propagate Turpentine Tree

Seed

Propagate from seed sown in autumn and winter.

Budding

Budding or grafting.

Grafting

Other uses of Turpentine Tree

Medicinal, resin used.