How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Chinese pistache—Pistacia chinensis
Family Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)

Plant identification

Chinese pistache is an attractive tree suitable for lawn, patio, garden, or street planting. It is a deciduous tree with a moderate growth rate to a height of 50 to 60 feet. Some varieties are noted for their exceptional fall color.

Optimum conditions for growth

Chinese pistache can be grown in full sun and is adaptable to various moisture conditions. It is tolerant of lawn irrigation as well as of very little water in deep soils. Chinese pistache is resistant to oak root fungus.

Flowers and leaves on Chinese pistache
Flowers and leaves on Chinese pistache

Pests and disorders of Pistacia chinensis

Invertebrates

Diseases

Diseases (cont.)

Environmental disorders

Weeds

Vertebrates

Fall color of Chinese pistache
Fall color of Chinese pistache


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