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Mastic Tree

Pistacia lentiscus

Item 065725TR

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USDA Zone:
9-11
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Description:

Perfect large shrub or small tree for screening in hot, dry situations and for poor soils. Small ornamental red fruits that ripen to black. The source of mastic, an aromatic resin. Evergreen.

Price: $62.50
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Average Landscape Size
Moderate-growing large shrub or small tree to 12 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Pistacia lentiscus
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Habit: Round
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Fragrant
Bloom Time: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Garden Style: Mediterranean
Design Ideas: A very heat-tolerant evergreen tree for the deserts of the Southwest. Use as a foundation plant along dull fence lines. A reliable privacy screen for side yards or, if tightly spaced, they will reduce wind and blowing sand. Excellent background foliage in drought-ravaged communities.

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.

History

This is the species known in the Holy Land and referenced as the terebinth of Biblical scripture.

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