Chinese Pistache ‘Keith Davey’

Pistacia chinesis ‘Keith Davey’

Chinese Pistache

A round headed tree with spreading branches and bright orange to red color in the fall. This variety, Keith Davey, is a male, with reliable bright fall color. We do not recommend non-named varieties because half will be female trees which can spread to natural areas and become invasive.

This tree prefers low to moderate summer water and will do well in a xeriscape (low irrigation) landscape. Pistaches do not do well in areas with poor drainage and soggy soil.

Young trees may appear gawky for a few years until they develop their spreading crown.

Height: 30-45 feet
Spread: 30-45 feet
Growth Rate: Moderate

Irrigation needed: low to moderate
Fall Color: Orange/Red/Scarlet/Yellow
Flowers: inconspicuous
Seeds/Fruit: Variety Keith Davey has no seeds, female trees (approximately half of non-named tree will be female) have pink-blue berry clusters in the fall.

Planting Distances
Foundation: 15 feet
Drives/Patios: 6 feet
Fence: 6 feet
Small trees: 25 feet