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  Texas Pistache  
Common Name: Texas Pistache
Latin Name: Pistacia texana
Tree Size: Small
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Dry
Tolerances: Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Glossy, compound leaves and clusters of red fruits.
Comments: Fruits are a preferred wildlife food.
Problems: Requires pruning to develop one or more main trunks. Could be hard to find in nurseries.
Firewise: Yes
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