No other tree produces such a vibrant, broad range of fall color in warmer winter climates. It may be used dozens of ways as a shade tree, street tree, accent or front-yard specimen. Ideal for flanking driveways or use a pair to meet overhead at street side. Give this colorful drought-resistant tree a solid evergreen background to provide high-intensity contrast for seasonal changes.
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Pruning time: winter.
Succeeds in an ordinary loamy soil and in dry soils. Requires a sunny position. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10C. A very ornamental tree.
Information source: http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/1985/chinese-pistachio/
Genus - Pistacia
Species - Chinensis
Common name - Chinese Pistachio
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 6 - 9
Height - 30-50' / 9-15 m
Spread - 25-35' / 7,50 - 11 m
Plant type - Medium Tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous ornamental
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, laom, Sand, well drained
Water requirements - Drought tolerant, low - average water
Landscape uses - Tree for street or lawn, patio or garden corner planting.
Bloom season - Early Spring, Spring
Leaf / Flower color - Green, Dark Green / Green red
|Germination||1. Pour warm water into a thermos and add the pistachio seeds. Close the thermos and allow the seeds to soak for three days. Remove the seeds and set them on a paper towel.|
2. Combine equal parts of peat moss and vermiculite. Moisten the mixture and allow it to drain. Pour it into a plastic bag and push the pistachio seeds into it until they are completely enveloped.
3. Seal the plastic bag and place it in the refrigerator for 45 days.
4. Pour equal amounts of peat moss and vermiculite into planting pots and water it until the water drains from the bottom.
5. Push the pistachio seeds 1 inch deep into the soil and cover them with soil. Place the pots on a heat mat, set at +25C. Provide bright light, but not direct sun, and spray the soil with water from a misting bottle to keep it moist until the seeds germinate. Germination times are variable.
Info source: http://www.gardenguides.com/127830-propagate-chinese-pistachio.html