Top 10 Trees – Chinese Pistachio (Pistacia Chinensis)

A lovely small to medium sized tree grown predominantly for its graceful pinnate leaves that colour orange-red in autumn. Autumn colour can be stunning. Tough enough for use in difficult areas in streets and perhaps under-utilised for parks, gardens and urban plantings. Dark green and glossy, pinnate leaves, usually with 10 or 12 leaflets. The autumn colour is a spectacular orange to reddish-orange. The leaves are generally held well into winter. Very tolerant of dry and sandy conditions, urban stresses and pruning.
Height: 8 metres.
Width: 6 metres.
Growth rate: Slow to moderate.