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Mastic Tree

Pistacia lentiscus

Also known as

Lentisc, Chios Mastictree, Mastic, Masticshrub

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

1m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Mastic Tree Overview

A small bushy, evergreen tree or shrub from Morocco, Canary Isles and Portugal. Glossy dark green leaves are oblong to ovate-elliptical. Flowers are red or brown green in early spring.

Common problems with Mastic Tree

How to propagate Mastic Tree

Seed

Propagate from seed sown in autumn and winter.

Budding

Budding or grafting.

Grafting

Other uses of Mastic Tree

Grown for their foliage, flowers and edible nuts.