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  Chinese Pistache  
Common Name: Chinese Pistache
Latin Name: Pistacia chinensis
Tree Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Rapid
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Drought, poorly drained sites, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: reliable fall color, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Excellent fall color and bright red fruit, darkening to blue. No pest problems.
Comments: Tolerant of poor, dry soils. Requires pruning to develop strong branch structure.
Problems: Poor branch structure when young. Could become invasive in some areas.
Firewise: Yes
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