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Pistacia

Pistacia spp.

Pistacia lentiscus (male flowers) by Hans Hillewaert (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Pistacia Overview

A genus of around 10 to 20 species of shrubs or small trees in the cashew family native to warm and semi-desert habitats of the Northern Hemisphere from Eurasia through Africa to Central America. They are generally dioecious, having male and female trees independently, so require both to be grown in close proximity if they are to produce fruit. Some are commonly cultivated species, notably P. vera, or the pistachio tree, native to Iran, grown for its edible seeds.

Common problems with Pistacia

How to propagate Pistacia

Seed

You can propagate from seed which are sown in autumn and winter.

Budding

By budding or grafting.

Grafting

Other uses of Pistacia

Grown for their foliage, flowers and edible nuts.