Chinese pistache

For consistent, reliable fall color in the Deep South, it’s hard to beat Chinese pistache.

Known botanically as Pistacia chinensis, this medium-sized tree produces an outstanding autumn display of vibrant orange and red leaves regardless of a lack of cold temperatures or too little rain.

Chinese pistache does well in urban settings tolerating pollution, drought, lousy soil, and restricted root space.

A close relative of the edible pistachio nut tree, Chinese pistache is native to central and western China and can be found growing on the Armstrong campus in front of the Lane Library.

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