Red Push Pistache

Pistacia X ‘Red Push’

A wonderful shade tree with vibrant fall color, this hybrid between P. atlantica and P. integerrima is a long-lived deciduous tree with a moderate growth rate, developing a broad, spreading crown. New foliage emerges reddish in color giving this tree the common name Red Push. Both drought and cold tolerant, this tree can also adapt to a wide variety of soils.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Non-native
Origin: China and the Philippines
Family: Anacardiaceae
Size: up to 30′ tall x 40′ wide
Sun: Full
Watering: Regular deep watering. As with all trees, emitters should be moved to the perimeter of the canopy once established.
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Soil: Tolerant
Temperature: Tolerant, cold hardy to 0 F
Pruning: Elevating the canopy
Disease and Pests: Verticillium wilt, root rot
Uses: Shade. Bird nesting habitat.
Notes: Young trees are a bit misshapen but become shapely with age. Leaves can be toxic to horses. Nondescript flowers. Non-allergenic.


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