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Chinese pistache
Chinese pistache
Chinese pistache
Chinese pistache
Chinese pistache
Chinese pistache
Chinese pistache
Pistacia chinensis
Chinese pistache (*Pistacia chinensis*) is a medium-sized tree related to the cashew family of trees. Chinese pistache is used in landscaping to line city streets in urban areas. Commercially, the wood is used to make furniture. Ornamentally, it has been used in Chinese gardens.
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Spring, Fall
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Care Guide for Chinese pistache

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Watering Care
Drought-tolerant. Allow the soil to dry completely between watering.
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Fertilization once every 2-3 months during the growing season.
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Trim the diseased, withered leaves once a month.
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Sand, Loam, Clay, Chalky, Acidic, Neutral
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Every 1-2 weeks
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Full sun
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Spring, Fall
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What's the best method to water my Chinese pistache?
You might want to put a garden hose at the plant base to ensure that you're promoting excellent root development. Avoid directly spraying the leaves, and know that the leaves will require more watering if they are outdoors and facing direct sunlight. You can also use bubblers that you can put on to each plant to moisten the roots. Also, use soaker hoses that can cover the entire garden or bed when adding or removing plants to push the roots deeply. Drain any excess water and wait for the soil to dry before watering. Water at ground level to prevent diseases. On a sunny day, you might want to spray the entire bush with water. Whether potted or in-ground, please remember Chinese pistache prefers deep watering over light sprinkling.
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What should I do if I water Chinese pistache too much/too little?
An overwatered Chinese pistache can start to have leaves that turn yellow, drop off and wilt. The plant can also look dull and unhealthy, with signs of mushy stems. When they are beginning to show these signs, it's best to adjust your schedule whenever possible.
The wilting can also be a sign of under watering as well. You might see that the leaves begin to turn crispy and dry while the overwatered ones will have soft wilted leaves. Check the soil when it is dry and watering is not enough, give it a full watering in time. Enough water will make the Chinese pistache recover again, but the plant will still appear dry and yellow leaves after a few days due to the damaged root system. Once it return to normal, the leave yellowing will stop .
Always check the moisture levels at the pot when you have the Chinese pistache indoors. Avoid overwatering indoors and see if there are signs of black spots. If these are present, let the soil dry in the pot by giving it a few days of rest from watering.
Overwatering can lead to root rot being present in your plant. If this is the case, you might want to transfer them into a different pot, especially if you see discolored and slimy roots. Always prevent root rot as much as possible, and don't let the soil become too soggy.
You should dig a little deeper when you plant your Chinese pistache outdoors. When you check with your fingers and notice that the soil is too dry, it could mean underwatering. Adequate watering is required to help the plant recover.
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How often should I water my Chinese pistache?
The Chinese pistache likes deep and infrequent watering. You would want to soak them in a gallon of water each time, especially when they are planted in pots. The water storage of flower pots is limited and the soil will dry out faster. Watering is required every 3 to 5 days when living in a cold region. Water it early in the morning when the soil is dry, outdoors or indoors. You can also determine if watering is needed by checking the soil inside. When the top 2-3 inches of soil is dry, it is time to give the plant a full watering. During hot days, you may need to check the moisture daily, as the heat can quickly dry out the soil in the pot.
Irrigation of the soil is also required if you have a garden. When you live in a hot climate, you might want to water once a week. Only water when you notice that about 2 to 3 inches of soil become too dry outdoors or indoors. Consider the amount of rainwater on the plant and ensure not to add to it to prevent root rot.You may not need additional watering of the plants if there is a lot of rainfall.Chinese pistache generally grows during spring and fall. When they are outdoors, you need to add mulch about 3 to 4 inches deep to conserve more water.
You need to water the plants more frequently in sandy soil because this type tends to drain faster. However, with the clay one, you need to water this less frequently where you could go for 2-3 days to dry the plant and not develop any root rot. You could mark the date on the calendar whenever you water and when you notice that the leaves are starting to droop. This can mean that you might be a day late.
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How much water do I need to give my Chinese pistache?
The Chinese pistache generally needs about a gallon of water each schedule,With the potted plants, you might want to water them deeply until you see that the water is dripping at the bottom of the pot. Then, wait for the soil to dry before watering them again. You can use a water calculator or a moisture meter to determine the amount you've given to your plant in a week. Provide plenty of water, especially in the flowering period, but let the moisture evaporate afterwards to prevent root rot.
If Chinese pistache is planted outdoor with adequate rainfall, it may not need additional watering. When Chinese pistache is young or newly planted, make sure it gets 1-2 inches of rain per week. As Chinese pistache continues to grow, it can survive entirely on rainfall. Only when the weather is too hot, or when there is no rainfall at all for 2-3 weeks, then consider giving Chinese pistache a full watering during the cooler moment of the day to prevent the plant from suffering from high heat damage. Additional watering will be required during persistent dry spells.
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Should I adjust the watering frequency for my Chinese pistache according to different seasons or climates?
The Chinese pistache needs outdoors come from rain, with only persistent dry weather requiring watering. Throughout the spring and fall growing seasons, the soil needs to be kept moist but not soggy, and alternating dry and moist soil conditions will allow the Chinese pistache to grow well. Throughout the summer, hot weather can cause water to evaporate too quickly, and if there is a lack of rainfall, you will need to water more frequently and extra to keep it moist.
Usually, the Chinese pistache will need less water during the winter. Since the Chinese pistache will drop their leaves and go dormant, you can put them into a well-draining but moisture-retentive soil mixture like the terracotta to help the water evaporate quicker. Once your Chinese pistache growing outdoors begins to leaf out and go dormant, you can skip watering altogether and in most cases Chinese pistache can rely on the fall and winter rains to survive the entire dormant period.
After the spring, you can cultivate your Chinese pistache and encourage it to grow and bloom when the temperature becomes warmer.This plant is not generally a fan of ponding or drought when flowering. You must ensure that the drainage is good at all times, especially during the winter.
When the plant is in a pot, the plant has limited root growth. Keep them well-watered, especially if they are planted in pots during summer. They don't like cold and wet roots, so provide adequate drainage, especially if they are still growing.
It's always best to water your Chinese pistache’s diligently. Get the entire root system into a deep soak at least once or twice a week, depending on the weather. It's best to avoid shallow sprinkles that reach the leaves since they generally encourage the growth of fungi and don't reach deep into the roots. Don't allow the Chinese pistache’s to dry out completely in the fall or winter, even if they are already dormancy.
Don't drown the plants because they generally don't like sitting in water for too long. They can die during winter if the soil does not drain well. Also, apply mulch whenever possible to reduce stress, conserve water, and encourage healthy blooms.
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What should I be careful with when I water my Chinese pistache in different seasons, climates, or during different growing periods?
If planting in the ground, Chinese pistache mostly relies on rain. However, if there is no rainfall for 2-3 weeks, you may need to give proper consideration to giving the plants a deep watering. If watering Chinese pistache in summer, you should try to do it in the morning. A large temperature difference between the water temperature and the root system can stress the roots. You need to avoid watering the bushes when it's too hot outside. Start mulching them during the spring when the ground is not too cold.
The age of the plants matter. Lack of water is one of the most common reasons the newly planted ones fail to grow. After they are established, you need to ease off the watering schedule.
Reduce watering them during the fall and winter, especially if they have a water-retaining material in the soil. The dry winds in winter can dry them out, and the newly planted ones can be at risk of drought during windy winter, summer, and fall. Windy seasons mean that there's more watering required. The ones planted in the pot tend to dry out faster, so they need more watering. Once you see that they bloom less, the leaves begin to dry up.
Potted plants are relatively complex to water and fluctuate in frequency. Always be careful that the pot-planted plant don't sit in the water. Avoid putting them in containers with saucers, bowls, and trays. Too much watering in the fall can make the foliage look mottled or yellowish. It's always a good idea to prevent overwatering them regardless of the current climate or season that you might have. During the months when Chinese pistache begins to flower, you might want to increase the watering frequency but give it a rest once they are fully grown.
Give them an adequate amount of water once every 3 to 5 days but don't give them regular schedules. Make sure the soil is dry by sticking your finger in the pot, or use a moisture meter if you're unsure if it's the right time. Too much root rot can cause them to die, so be careful not to overwater or underwater regardless of the climate or season you have in your area.
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Why is watering my Chinese pistache important?
Watering the Chinese pistache helps transport the needed nutrients from the soil to the rest of the plant. The moisture will keep this species healthy if you know how much water to give. The watering requirements will depend on the weather in your area and the plant's soil.
The Chinese pistache thrives on moist soil, but they can't generally tolerate waterlogging. Ensure to provide enough mulch when planted on the ground and never fall into the trap of watering too little. They enjoy a full can of watering where the water should be moist at the base when they are planted in a pot to get the best blooms.
If they are grown as foliage, you need to water them up to a depth of 10 to 20 inches so they will continue to grow. If it's raining, refrain from watering and let them get the nutrients they need from the rainwater.
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Attributes of Chinese pistache

Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Tree
Planting Time
Spring, Fall
Bloom Time
Mid spring, Late spring
Harvest Time
Fall
Plant Height
20 m
Spread
6 m to 9 m
Leaf Color
Green
Yellow
Orange
Red
Flower Size
5 cm to 8 cm
Flower Color
Green
Red
Fruit Color
Red
Blue
Burgundy
Purple
Dormancy
Winter dormancy
Leaf type
Deciduous
Growth Season
Spring
Growth Rate
Moderate

Name story

Chinese pistache
It is dioecious meaning it the female and male reproductive organs are hosted separately between plants. Moreover, this plant is native to central and western China. Furthermore, Pistacia is derived from latin pistācia meaning "pistachio tree", which was previously called pistache. Hence, it is also called Chinese pistache.

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Garden Use
Chinese pistache is a rather small tree that, due to its size, is perfect as an ornamental specimen in gardens. Its fall foliage is exceptionally beautiful and a good reason to select it for landscaping. Additionally, this plant is highly drought tolerant. Other drought-resistant choices to plant with chinese pistache could be Rosemary, Century plant, or Fan palm.

Trivia and Interesting Facts

Cousin to the nut-producing pistachio tree, the chinese pistache does not produce nuts of any kind. Female plants bare red berries, but only if a male chinese pistache is growing nearby. These plants are dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate trees. Considered to be advanced species, seeds from dioecious plants are always a result of cross pollination.

Scientific Classification of Chinese pistache

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Brown spot
This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
Solutions: In minor cases of brown spot, there isn’t any need to treat the disease. However, if much of the foliage is affected and defoliation occurs, the plant will benefit from getting rid of the infection. It is recommended to start by applying organic treatment options, working up to the more potent synthetic, chemical fungicides if necessary. Organic options won’t kill the fungus, but will prevent it from spreading. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid soap in a gallon of water. Using a spray bottle, spray on tops and bottoms of leaves until the mixture drips off. Repeat every two weeks until existing spots stop enlarging and new spots no longer appear. Spray a copper-based fungicidal soap on the leaves, coating the top and bottom leaf surfaces. Reapply as directed on the product label. Copper penetrates the leaf surface and prevents germination of spores so the fungus cannot spread. Apply an all-purpose fungicide to the entire plant, following the label instructions carefully.
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Underwatering yellow
A lack of water will cause the leaves to gradually turn yellow starting at the base of the branch while the entire plant appears to wilt.
Solutions: Your plant is very thirsty and needs water promptly. You can revive your plant by giving it water. The easiest technique is to slowly pour water into your plant’s soil so that the whole surface is moistened. If you pour the water too quickly, the water will flow directly through rather than diffusing throughout the soil. If your plant’s pot does not have drainage holes, do not give your plant more than about a third of the pot’s volume of water. If your plant’s pot does have drainage holes, you can add water slowly until the soil is thoroughly moistened and the water flows freely through the pot. If you trim off yellow leaves to improve the plant’s appearance, do not remove more than a third of the plant’s leaves. It may be better to wait until leaves have died and fallen off to remove them.
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The entire plant may dry out due to dieback or normal seasonal dormancy.
Solutions: The solution for a dried out plant depends on the cause, so determine the cause before selecting a treatment method. Adjust your watering: Stick your finger in the soil near the roots. If it feels bone dry or overly saturated, you need to adjust your watering frequency accordingly. Prune back dead foliage: Snip off any brown stems and leaves on the plant to make space for new growth. This encourages the roots to send up fresh stems. Move to a proper environment. This may involve decreasing or increasing sun exposure, depending on the species. Decrease fertilizer applications. If you have applied too much fertilizer, you can repot plants with fresh potting soil. Wait. If your plant has dried out as daylight is decreasing, it is entering dormancy. Decrease watering and wait until the plant resumes growth.
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Brown spot
This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
Overview
Overview
Discolored spots on the foliage of plants are one of the most common disease problems people observe. These spots are caused by fungal and bacterial diseases, with most infections related to a fungal pathogen.
Brown spot can occurs on all houseplants, flowering ornamentals, vegetable plants, and leaves of trees, bushes, and shrubs. No plants are resistant to it, and the problem is worse in warm, wet environments. It can occur at any point in the life stage as long as leaves are present.
Small brownish spots appear on the foliage and enlarge as the disease progresses. In severe cases, the plant or tree is weakened when the lesions interrupt photosynthesis or cause defoliation.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
In most cases, brown spot only affects a small percentage of the whole plant, appearing on a small amount of the leaves. A small infection only puts minor stress on the plant. However, if left untreated and the disease progresses over numerous seasons, it will severely impact the health and productivity of the infected specimen.
  • Sporulation begins (reproduction of the fungal spores), and tiny spots appear on leaves.
  • Placement is often random and scattered as diseases are spread through raindrops.
  • May appear on lower leaves and the interior of the plant where humidity is higher.
  • Brown spots enlarge and grow large enough to touch neighboring spots to form a more prominent blotch.
  • Leaf margins may turn yellow.
  • Tiny black dots (fruiting bodies of the fungi) appear in the dead spots.
  • Blotches grow in size until the entire leaf is brown.
  • The leaf falls off the plant.
Severe Symptoms
  • Partial or complete premature defoliation
  • Reduced growth
  • Increased susceptibility to pests and other diseases
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Brown spot, or leaf spot, is a common descriptive term given to several diseases affecting the leaves of plants and trees. Around 85% of diseases exhibiting leaf spots are due to fungus or fungus-like organisms. Sometimes brown spot is caused by a bacterial infection, or insect activity with similar symptoms.
When conditions are warm and the leaf surfaces are wet, fungal spores being transported by wind or rain land on the surface and cling to it. They do not rupture the cell walls but grow in the space between the plant plasma membrane and the plant cell wall. As the spores reproduce, they release toxins and enzymes that cause necrotic spots (i.e., dead tissue) on the leaves, allowing the fungi to consume the products released when the cells degrade.
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Underwatering yellow
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Underwatering yellow
A lack of water will cause the leaves to gradually turn yellow starting at the base of the branch while the entire plant appears to wilt.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Your plant’s leaves are turning yellow due to underwatering, the oldest leaves turn yellow first. Leaves yellow from the edges towards the middle. Other signs of underwatering include the soil feeling very dry or pulling away from the edge of its pot.
Solutions
Solutions
Your plant is very thirsty and needs water promptly.
  1. You can revive your plant by giving it water. The easiest technique is to slowly pour water into your plant’s soil so that the whole surface is moistened. If you pour the water too quickly, the water will flow directly through rather than diffusing throughout the soil. If your plant’s pot does not have drainage holes, do not give your plant more than about a third of the pot’s volume of water. If your plant’s pot does have drainage holes, you can add water slowly until the soil is thoroughly moistened and the water flows freely through the pot.
  2. If you trim off yellow leaves to improve the plant’s appearance, do not remove more than a third of the plant’s leaves. It may be better to wait until leaves have died and fallen off to remove them.
Prevention
Prevention
  1. When you get a new plant, research its specific watering needs. Set reminders so that you remember to water your plants consistently. Not all plants are the same, so make sure to differentiate all of your plants in your watering schedule.
  2. You may wish to purchase a commercial soil water meter which has a long probe that you place near your plant’s roots. Be sure to check it frequently and water your plant when the soil water meter indicates that it needs watering.
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The entire plant may dry out due to dieback or normal seasonal dormancy.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Your plant has dried out and turned brown. It might be starting to wilt, with no noticeable green around the stems and leaves. Touch the leaves, and they may crinkle under your fingers.
Possible causes of a dried out plant include:
  1. Not enough water. A lack of water will lead to dry plant tissue.
  2. Too much water. Watering too much can lead to root rot which makes the plant struggle to take up water. Rotted, mushy roots are a sign of overeating.
  3. Entering dormancy. As perennial plants enter their resting period known as dormancy, their leaves dry out and may fall off. This happens during decreasing day length.
  4. Exposure to herbicides and other toxic substances. If a plant is hit with a large dose herbicide or other toxic chemical, the plant will turn brown.
  5. Too much fertility. An excess of fertilizer can prevent plants from taking up water, leading to drying.
  6. Improper sun exposure. Just like humans, plants can get sunburn by intense, direct light. Plants can also dry out if they don’t receive enough light.
To determine whether the plant is still alive and can be saved, you can:
  1. Bend a stem. If the stem is pliable, the plant is still alive. If the stem breaks, the plant is dead.
  2. Gently scratch the stem with your fingernail for signs of green inside. If your plant is dead, the stem will be brittle and brown throughout.
  3. Cut the stems back a little bit a time for visible green growth. If none of the stems have visible green growth, the plant is dead.
Solutions
Solutions
The solution for a dried out plant depends on the cause, so determine the cause before selecting a treatment method.
  1. Adjust your watering: Stick your finger in the soil near the roots. If it feels bone dry or overly saturated, you need to adjust your watering frequency accordingly.
  2. Prune back dead foliage: Snip off any brown stems and leaves on the plant to make space for new growth. This encourages the roots to send up fresh stems.
  3. Move to a proper environment. This may involve decreasing or increasing sun exposure, depending on the species.
  4. Decrease fertilizer applications. If you have applied too much fertilizer, you can repot plants with fresh potting soil.
  5. Wait. If your plant has dried out as daylight is decreasing, it is entering dormancy. Decrease watering and wait until the plant resumes growth.
Prevention
Prevention
Prevention involves providing your plant with the proper environment.
  1. Provide the proper amount of water. The amount of water depends on a plant’s size, species, and environment. A general rule is to allow soil to dry out between waterings.
  2. Place plants in the proper environment. Provide the proper hours of sun and temperature for your individual plant.
  3. Provide proper fertility. Most plants only need to be fertilized once or twice a year; don’t overapply.
  4. Keep plants free from toxic substances. Keep herbicides and toxic household chemicals away from your plants.
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Distribution of Chinese pistache

Habitat of Chinese pistache

Riversides, cultivated areas, forest on stone hills
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Lighting
Full sun
Chinese pistache generally thrives with an abundant exposure to the sun. The healthy growth of this plant is deeply tied to plenty of solar energy, especially in its formative phases. Originating in habitats where sunlight availability is significant, it can also adapt modestly to less sunlit environments. Too little or too much sun may impede its growth.
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Temperature
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The chinese pistache plant is native to China and requires temperatures between 50 ℉ (10 ℃) to 95 ℉ (35 ℃) to grow optimally. It prefers warm summers and cool winters and can tolerate mild frosts. During the summer, it can withstand temperatures up to 105 ℉ (40 ℃) if it receives adequate watering. In the winter, it is recommended to reduce watering and protect the roots from freezing.
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Transplant
15-20 feet
The optimal time to transplant chinese pistache is during the early to mid-spring when the plant is dormant, allowing for easier root establishment. Select a sunny location with well-draining soil to encourage successful growth. When transplanting chinese pistache, remember gentle handling of the roots is key.
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Pruning
Spring, Winter
This deciduous tree, known for its attractive foliage and resilient nature, thrives with proper care. Prune chinese pistache in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Focus on removing dead or diseased branches, thinning the canopy for light penetration and air circulation, and shaping the tree for structural integrity. Pruning enhances its vibrant fall color display and promotes healthy, controlled growth, avoiding overcrowded branches.
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Feng shui direction
North
The chinese pistache is often associated with a harmonious energy flow when placed in the north sector. This is owing to its resilient nature symbolizing a steadfast resolve, a quality highly appreciated in Feng Shui. However, individual interpretations of Feng Shui may vary considerably.
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Pistacia chinensis
Chinese pistache (*Pistacia chinensis*) is a medium-sized tree related to the cashew family of trees. Chinese pistache is used in landscaping to line city streets in urban areas. Commercially, the wood is used to make furniture. Ornamentally, it has been used in Chinese gardens.
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Planting Time
Spring, Fall
Bloom Time
Mid spring, Late spring
Harvest Time
Fall
Plant Height
20 m
Spread
6 m to 9 m
Leaf Color
Green
Yellow
Orange
Red
Flower Size
5 cm to 8 cm
Flower Color
Green
Red
Fruit Color
Red
Blue
Burgundy
Purple
Dormancy
Winter dormancy
Leaf type
Deciduous
Growth Season
Spring
Growth Rate
Moderate
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Chinese pistache
It is dioecious meaning it the female and male reproductive organs are hosted separately between plants. Moreover, this plant is native to central and western China. Furthermore, Pistacia is derived from latin pistācia meaning "pistachio tree", which was previously called pistache. Hence, it is also called Chinese pistache.

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Garden Use
Chinese pistache is a rather small tree that, due to its size, is perfect as an ornamental specimen in gardens. Its fall foliage is exceptionally beautiful and a good reason to select it for landscaping. Additionally, this plant is highly drought tolerant. Other drought-resistant choices to plant with chinese pistache could be Rosemary, Century plant, or Fan palm.

Trivia and Interesting Facts

Cousin to the nut-producing pistachio tree, the chinese pistache does not produce nuts of any kind. Female plants bare red berries, but only if a male chinese pistache is growing nearby. These plants are dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate trees. Considered to be advanced species, seeds from dioecious plants are always a result of cross pollination.

Scientific Classification of Chinese pistache

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Common Pests & Diseases About Chinese pistache

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Brown spot
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This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
Solutions: In minor cases of brown spot, there isn’t any need to treat the disease. However, if much of the foliage is affected and defoliation occurs, the plant will benefit from getting rid of the infection. It is recommended to start by applying organic treatment options, working up to the more potent synthetic, chemical fungicides if necessary. Organic options won’t kill the fungus, but will prevent it from spreading. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid soap in a gallon of water. Using a spray bottle, spray on tops and bottoms of leaves until the mixture drips off. Repeat every two weeks until existing spots stop enlarging and new spots no longer appear. Spray a copper-based fungicidal soap on the leaves, coating the top and bottom leaf surfaces. Reapply as directed on the product label. Copper penetrates the leaf surface and prevents germination of spores so the fungus cannot spread. Apply an all-purpose fungicide to the entire plant, following the label instructions carefully.
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Underwatering yellow
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A lack of water will cause the leaves to gradually turn yellow starting at the base of the branch while the entire plant appears to wilt.
Solutions: Your plant is very thirsty and needs water promptly. You can revive your plant by giving it water. The easiest technique is to slowly pour water into your plant’s soil so that the whole surface is moistened. If you pour the water too quickly, the water will flow directly through rather than diffusing throughout the soil. If your plant’s pot does not have drainage holes, do not give your plant more than about a third of the pot’s volume of water. If your plant’s pot does have drainage holes, you can add water slowly until the soil is thoroughly moistened and the water flows freely through the pot. If you trim off yellow leaves to improve the plant’s appearance, do not remove more than a third of the plant’s leaves. It may be better to wait until leaves have died and fallen off to remove them.
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Plant dried up
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The entire plant may dry out due to dieback or normal seasonal dormancy.
Solutions: The solution for a dried out plant depends on the cause, so determine the cause before selecting a treatment method. Adjust your watering: Stick your finger in the soil near the roots. If it feels bone dry or overly saturated, you need to adjust your watering frequency accordingly. Prune back dead foliage: Snip off any brown stems and leaves on the plant to make space for new growth. This encourages the roots to send up fresh stems. Move to a proper environment. This may involve decreasing or increasing sun exposure, depending on the species. Decrease fertilizer applications. If you have applied too much fertilizer, you can repot plants with fresh potting soil. Wait. If your plant has dried out as daylight is decreasing, it is entering dormancy. Decrease watering and wait until the plant resumes growth.
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Brown spot
This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
Overview
Overview
Discolored spots on the foliage of plants are one of the most common disease problems people observe. These spots are caused by fungal and bacterial diseases, with most infections related to a fungal pathogen.
Brown spot can occurs on all houseplants, flowering ornamentals, vegetable plants, and leaves of trees, bushes, and shrubs. No plants are resistant to it, and the problem is worse in warm, wet environments. It can occur at any point in the life stage as long as leaves are present.
Small brownish spots appear on the foliage and enlarge as the disease progresses. In severe cases, the plant or tree is weakened when the lesions interrupt photosynthesis or cause defoliation.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
In most cases, brown spot only affects a small percentage of the whole plant, appearing on a small amount of the leaves. A small infection only puts minor stress on the plant. However, if left untreated and the disease progresses over numerous seasons, it will severely impact the health and productivity of the infected specimen.
  • Sporulation begins (reproduction of the fungal spores), and tiny spots appear on leaves.
  • Placement is often random and scattered as diseases are spread through raindrops.
  • May appear on lower leaves and the interior of the plant where humidity is higher.
  • Brown spots enlarge and grow large enough to touch neighboring spots to form a more prominent blotch.
  • Leaf margins may turn yellow.
  • Tiny black dots (fruiting bodies of the fungi) appear in the dead spots.
  • Blotches grow in size until the entire leaf is brown.
  • The leaf falls off the plant.
Severe Symptoms
  • Partial or complete premature defoliation
  • Reduced growth
  • Increased susceptibility to pests and other diseases
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Brown spot, or leaf spot, is a common descriptive term given to several diseases affecting the leaves of plants and trees. Around 85% of diseases exhibiting leaf spots are due to fungus or fungus-like organisms. Sometimes brown spot is caused by a bacterial infection, or insect activity with similar symptoms.
When conditions are warm and the leaf surfaces are wet, fungal spores being transported by wind or rain land on the surface and cling to it. They do not rupture the cell walls but grow in the space between the plant plasma membrane and the plant cell wall. As the spores reproduce, they release toxins and enzymes that cause necrotic spots (i.e., dead tissue) on the leaves, allowing the fungi to consume the products released when the cells degrade.
Solutions
Solutions
In minor cases of brown spot, there isn’t any need to treat the disease. However, if much of the foliage is affected and defoliation occurs, the plant will benefit from getting rid of the infection. It is recommended to start by applying organic treatment options, working up to the more potent synthetic, chemical fungicides if necessary.
Organic options won’t kill the fungus, but will prevent it from spreading.
  1. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid soap in a gallon of water. Using a spray bottle, spray on tops and bottoms of leaves until the mixture drips off. Repeat every two weeks until existing spots stop enlarging and new spots no longer appear.
  2. Spray a copper-based fungicidal soap on the leaves, coating the top and bottom leaf surfaces. Reapply as directed on the product label. Copper penetrates the leaf surface and prevents germination of spores so the fungus cannot spread.
  3. Apply an all-purpose fungicide to the entire plant, following the label instructions carefully.
Prevention
Prevention
Like many other diseases, it is easier to prevent brown spot than cure it, and this is done through cultural practices.
  • Clear fall leaves from the ground before winter to minimize places where fungi and bacteria can overwinter.
  • Maintain good air movement between plants through proper plant spacing.
  • Increase air circulation through the center of plants through pruning.
  • Thoroughly clean all pruning tools after working with diseased plants.
  • Never dispose of disease plant material in a compost pile.
  • Avoid overhead watering to keep moisture off of the foliage.
  • Keep plants healthy by providing adequate sunlight, water, and fertilizer.
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Underwatering yellow
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Underwatering yellow
A lack of water will cause the leaves to gradually turn yellow starting at the base of the branch while the entire plant appears to wilt.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Your plant’s leaves are turning yellow due to underwatering, the oldest leaves turn yellow first. Leaves yellow from the edges towards the middle. Other signs of underwatering include the soil feeling very dry or pulling away from the edge of its pot.
Solutions
Solutions
Your plant is very thirsty and needs water promptly.
  1. You can revive your plant by giving it water. The easiest technique is to slowly pour water into your plant’s soil so that the whole surface is moistened. If you pour the water too quickly, the water will flow directly through rather than diffusing throughout the soil. If your plant’s pot does not have drainage holes, do not give your plant more than about a third of the pot’s volume of water. If your plant’s pot does have drainage holes, you can add water slowly until the soil is thoroughly moistened and the water flows freely through the pot.
  2. If you trim off yellow leaves to improve the plant’s appearance, do not remove more than a third of the plant’s leaves. It may be better to wait until leaves have died and fallen off to remove them.
Prevention
Prevention
  1. When you get a new plant, research its specific watering needs. Set reminders so that you remember to water your plants consistently. Not all plants are the same, so make sure to differentiate all of your plants in your watering schedule.
  2. You may wish to purchase a commercial soil water meter which has a long probe that you place near your plant’s roots. Be sure to check it frequently and water your plant when the soil water meter indicates that it needs watering.
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The entire plant may dry out due to dieback or normal seasonal dormancy.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Your plant has dried out and turned brown. It might be starting to wilt, with no noticeable green around the stems and leaves. Touch the leaves, and they may crinkle under your fingers.
Possible causes of a dried out plant include:
  1. Not enough water. A lack of water will lead to dry plant tissue.
  2. Too much water. Watering too much can lead to root rot which makes the plant struggle to take up water. Rotted, mushy roots are a sign of overeating.
  3. Entering dormancy. As perennial plants enter their resting period known as dormancy, their leaves dry out and may fall off. This happens during decreasing day length.
  4. Exposure to herbicides and other toxic substances. If a plant is hit with a large dose herbicide or other toxic chemical, the plant will turn brown.
  5. Too much fertility. An excess of fertilizer can prevent plants from taking up water, leading to drying.
  6. Improper sun exposure. Just like humans, plants can get sunburn by intense, direct light. Plants can also dry out if they don’t receive enough light.
To determine whether the plant is still alive and can be saved, you can:
  1. Bend a stem. If the stem is pliable, the plant is still alive. If the stem breaks, the plant is dead.
  2. Gently scratch the stem with your fingernail for signs of green inside. If your plant is dead, the stem will be brittle and brown throughout.
  3. Cut the stems back a little bit a time for visible green growth. If none of the stems have visible green growth, the plant is dead.
Solutions
Solutions
The solution for a dried out plant depends on the cause, so determine the cause before selecting a treatment method.
  1. Adjust your watering: Stick your finger in the soil near the roots. If it feels bone dry or overly saturated, you need to adjust your watering frequency accordingly.
  2. Prune back dead foliage: Snip off any brown stems and leaves on the plant to make space for new growth. This encourages the roots to send up fresh stems.
  3. Move to a proper environment. This may involve decreasing or increasing sun exposure, depending on the species.
  4. Decrease fertilizer applications. If you have applied too much fertilizer, you can repot plants with fresh potting soil.
  5. Wait. If your plant has dried out as daylight is decreasing, it is entering dormancy. Decrease watering and wait until the plant resumes growth.
Prevention
Prevention
Prevention involves providing your plant with the proper environment.
  1. Provide the proper amount of water. The amount of water depends on a plant’s size, species, and environment. A general rule is to allow soil to dry out between waterings.
  2. Place plants in the proper environment. Provide the proper hours of sun and temperature for your individual plant.
  3. Provide proper fertility. Most plants only need to be fertilized once or twice a year; don’t overapply.
  4. Keep plants free from toxic substances. Keep herbicides and toxic household chemicals away from your plants.
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Distribution of Chinese pistache

Habitat of Chinese pistache

Riversides, cultivated areas, forest on stone hills
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Requirements
Full sun
Ideal
Above 6 hours sunlight
Partial sun
Tolerance
About 3-6 hours sunlight
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Essentials
Chinese pistache generally thrives with an abundant exposure to the sun. The healthy growth of this plant is deeply tied to plenty of solar energy, especially in its formative phases. Originating in habitats where sunlight availability is significant, it can also adapt modestly to less sunlit environments. Too little or too much sun may impede its growth.
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Artificial lighting
Indoor plants require adequate lighting for optimal growth. When natural sunlight is insufficient, particularly in winter or in less sunny spaces, artificial lights offer a vital solution, promoting faster, healthier growth.
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Indoor plants require adequate lighting for optimal growth. When natural sunlight is insufficient, particularly in winter or in less sunny spaces, artificial lights offer a vital solution, promoting faster, healthier growth.
1. Choose the right type of artificial light: LED lights are a popular choice for indoor plant lighting because they can be customized to provide the specific wavelengths of light that your plants need.
Full sun plants need 30-50W/sq ft of artificial light, partial sun plants need 20-30W/sq ft, and full shade plants need 10-20W/sq ft.
2. Determine the appropriate distance: Place the light source 12-36 inches above the plant to mimic natural sunlight.
3. Determine the duration: Mimic the length of natural daylight hours for your plant species. most plants need 8-12 hours of light per day.
Important Symptoms
Insufficient light
Chinese pistache thrives in full sunlight but is sensitive to heat. As a plant commonly grown outdoors with abundant sunlight, it may exhibit subtle symptoms of light deficiency when placed in rooms with suboptimal lighting.
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Small leaves
New leaves may grow smaller in size compared to the previous ones once they have matured.
Leggy or sparse growth
The spaces between leaves or stems of your chinese pistache may become longer, resulting in a thin and stretched-out appearance. This can make the plant look sparse and weak, and it may easily break or lean due to its own weight.
Faster leaf drop
When plants are exposed to low light conditions, they tend to shed older leaves early to conserve resources. Within a limited time, these resources can be utilized to grow new leaves until the plant's energy reserves are depleted.
Slower or no new growth
Chinese pistache enters a survival mode when light conditions are poor, which leads to a halt in leaf production. As a result, the plant's growth becomes delayed or stops altogether.
Lighter-colored new leaves
Insufficient sunlight can cause leaves to develop irregular color patterns or appear pale. This indicates a lack of chlorophyll and essential nutrients.
Solutions
1. To ensure optimal growth, gradually move plants to a sunnier location each week, until they receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Use a south-facing window and keep curtains open during the day for maximum sunlight exposure and nutrient accumulation.2. To provide additional light for your plant, consider using artificial light if it's large or not easily movable. Keep a desk or ceiling lamp on for at least 8 hours daily, or invest in professional plant grow lights for ample light.
Excessive light
Chinese pistache thrives in full sun exposure but is sensitive to heat. Although sunburn symptoms occasionally occur, they are unable to withstand intense sunlight in high-temperature environments.
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Chlorosis
Chlorosis is a condition where the plant's leaves lose their green color and turn yellow. This is due to the breakdown of chlorophyll from excessive sunlight, which negatively affects the plant's ability to photosynthesize.
Sunscald
Sunscald occurs when the plant's leaves or stems are damaged by intense sunlight exposure. It appears as pale, bleached, or necrotic areas on the plant tissue and can reduce the plant's overall health.
Leaf Curling
Leaf curling is a symptom where leaves curl or twist under extreme sunlight conditions. This is a defense mechanism used by the plant to reduce its surface area exposed to sunlight, minimizing water loss and damage.
Wilting
Wilting occurs when a plant loses turgor pressure and its leaves and stems begin to droop. Overexposure to sunlight can cause wilting by increasing the plant's water loss through transpiration, making it difficult for the plant to maintain adequate hydration.
Leaf Scorching
Leaf scorching is a symptom characterized by the appearance of brown, dry, and crispy edges or patches on leaves due to excessive sunlight. This can lead to a reduction in photosynthetic capacity and overall plant health.
Solutions
1. Move your plant to the optimal position where it can receive abundant sunlight but also have some shade. An east-facing window is an ideal choice as the morning sunlight is gentler. This way, your plant can enjoy ample sunlight while reducing the risk of sunburn.2. It is recommended to trim off any completely dehydrated or withered parts of the plant.
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Essentials
The chinese pistache plant is native to China and requires temperatures between 50 ℉ (10 ℃) to 95 ℉ (35 ℃) to grow optimally. It prefers warm summers and cool winters and can tolerate mild frosts. During the summer, it can withstand temperatures up to 105 ℉ (40 ℃) if it receives adequate watering. In the winter, it is recommended to reduce watering and protect the roots from freezing.
Regional wintering strategies
Chinese pistache has strong cold resistance, so special frost protection measures are usually not necessary during winter. However, if the winter temperatures are expected to drop below {Limit_growth_temperature}, it is still important to provide cold protection. This can be achieved by wrapping the trunk and branches with materials such as non-woven fabric or cloth. Before the first freeze in autumn, it is recommended to water the plant abundantly, ensuring the soil remains moist and enters a frozen state. This helps prevent drought and water scarcity for the plant during winter and early spring.
Important Symptoms
Low Temperature
Chinese pistache is cold-tolerant and thrives best when the temperature is above {Suitable_growth_temperature_min}. During winter, it should be kept above {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min}. When the temperature falls below {Limit_growth_temperature}, although there may not be any noticeable changes during winter, the branches may become brittle and dry during springtime, and no new shoots will emerge.
Solutions
In spring, prune away any dead branches that have failed to produce new leaves.
High Temperature
During summer, Chinese pistache should be kept below {Suitable_growth_temperature_max}. When the temperature exceeds {Tolerable_growing_temperature_max}, the leaves of the plant may become lighter in color, the tips may become dry and withered, and the plant becomes more susceptible to sunburn.
Solutions
Trim away the sunburned and dried-up parts. Move the plant to a location that provides shade from the midday and afternoon sun, or use a shade cloth to create shade. Water the plant in the morning and evening to keep the soil moist.
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How to Successfully Transplant Chinese Pistache?
The optimal time to transplant chinese pistache is during the early to mid-spring when the plant is dormant, allowing for easier root establishment. Select a sunny location with well-draining soil to encourage successful growth. When transplanting chinese pistache, remember gentle handling of the roots is key.
What Preparations are Needed Before Transplanting Chinese Pistache?
What is the Ideal Time for Transplanting Chinese Pistache?
For chinese pistache, the dawn of spring, specifically early to mid-spring could be the optimal period for transplanting. This timing is advantageous because it allows chinese pistache to adapt to the new location before the challenging summer heat arrives. Additionally, chinese pistache could also benefit from the ample rainfall usually associated with spring, reducing your watering tasks while promoting greater survival rates of the sapling. This choice of time could lead to an impressive growth and a flourishing tree for your garden.
How Much Space Should You Leave Between Chinese Pistache Plants?
When transplanting chinese pistache, make sure to space them about 15-20 feet (4.5-6 meters) apart. This will give them enough room to grow and spread their canopies, ensuring they receive adequate sunlight and nutrients.
What is the Best Soil Mix for Chinese Pistache Transplanting?
For chinese pistache, choose a well-draining, loamy soil. Add a base fertilizer that's rich in organic matter, like compost or aged manure, to prepare the soil and provide essential nutrients for your plant's healthy growth.
Where Should You Relocate Your Chinese Pistache?
Find a spot for your chinese pistache that receives at least 6-8 hours of full sun daily. These plants love sunlight and thrive when they have plenty of exposure to the sun's rays. A south-facing or west-facing location would be ideal.
What Equipments Should You Prepare Before Transplantation Chinese Pistache?
Gardening Gloves
To protect your hands while working with the soil and chinese pistache plant.
Shovel or Spade
To dig the planting hole and remove the plant from its original location.
Measuring Tape
To measure appropriate spacing between multiple plants.
Garden Trowel
For digging small holes and working with the soil around the roots.
Watering Can or Hose
To water the chinese pistache plant after transplanting.
How Do You Remove Chinese Pistache from the Soil?
From Ground: First, water the chinese pistache plant to dampen the soil. Then, dig a wide trench around the plant using a shovel or spade, ensuring the plant's root ball remains intact. Carefully work the spade under the root ball to lift the plant from its original location.
From Pot: Water the chinese pistache plant thoroughly, and allow it to sit for about an hour to let the soil absorb moisture. Carefully slide the plant out of its container, avoiding damage to the root ball. If the plant is stuck in the pot, gently tap the pot's sides to loosen the soil, or carefully cut the pot off using a sharp knife or scissors.
From Seedling Tray: When the chinese pistache seedlings have developed at least two sets of leaves, they are ready for transplanting. Moisten the soil in the tray before transplanting. Carefully separate individual chinese pistache seedlings, holding them by their leaves or root ball to avoid damaging the stems. Gently tease apart the roots if they are tangled together.
Step-by-Step Guide for Transplanting Chinese Pistache
Step1 Site Preparation
Prepare the planting site by loosening the soil and removing any weeds or debris.
Step2 Digging
Dig a hole twice the diameter and slightly deeper than the root ball of the chinese pistache plant.
Step3 Amend Soil
If necessary, amend the soil with organic matter like compost to improve its texture and drainage.
Step4 Placement
Place the chinese pistache plant in the hole, ensuring that it's set at the same depth as it was in its original location. Spread the roots out gently, ensuring they don't wrap around the plant.
Step5 Backfilling
Fill the hole with soil, packing it gently around the root ball to remove air pockets. Make sure the plant is standing straight and the soil line is even with the surrounding area.
Step6 Watering
Water the chinese pistache plant thoroughly, soaking the root ball and surrounding soil to eliminate air pockets and settle the soil.
How Do You Care For Chinese Pistache After Transplanting?
Monitoring
Keep an eye on the chinese pistache plant's growth and check for any signs of stress, such as yellowing leaves or wilting.
Watering
Water the plant deeply and regularly during the first few weeks after transplanting or until you see new growth, then adjust the frequency according to the plant's needs.
Mulching
Apply a 2-3 inch layer of organic mulch around the base of the chinese pistache plant to help retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.
Pruning
Prune your chinese pistache plant during its dormant season to shape the canopy and remove any dead or damaged branches.
Troubleshooting Common Issues with Chinese Pistache Transplantation.
When is the best time of year to transplant chinese pistache?
Transplanting chinese pistache in early to mid-spring provides it with the best chance to establish and grow healthily.
How much space should I keep between each chinese pistache when I transplant?
Aim to keep a generous distance of 15-20 feet (4.5-6 meters) between each chinese pistache to give them ample room to grow.
What is the appropriate size of a hole for planting chinese pistache?
The hole should be twice as wide and the same depth as the root ball of your chinese pistache for adequate plant establishment.
Is it recommended to water chinese pistache immediately after transplanting?
Yes, applying a good amount of water after transplanting helps settle the soil and reduces transplant shock for your chinese pistache.
Why are the leaves of my transplanted chinese pistache turning yellow?
This could be due to transplant shock or water stress. Ensure it has been watered correctly and is getting the right amount of sun.
Should I prune chinese pistache before or after transplanting?
Pruning chinese pistache before transplanting can help to reduce water loss. However, avoid heavy pruning as it may stress the plant further.
What is the importance of the soil's quality when transplanting chinese pistache?
Chinese pistache prefers well-drained, fertile soils. Good soil quality ensures adequate nutrient supply, which fosters healthy growth after transplantation.
What are key signs that the chinese pistache hasn't been properly transplanted?
Prolonged wilting, browning or yellowing of leaves, and slow growth are tell-tale signs. If these persist, your chinese pistache may need additional care.
How to protect transplanted chinese pistache from harsh weather conditions?
Mulching around chinese pistache can help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature protecting it from extreme weather variations.
Can I transplant chinese pistache multiple times in its life-cycle?
Yes, but it's best to minimize the number of times to avoid transplant stress. Each transplantation should offer a better growing environment for chinese pistache.
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