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Pistacia mexicana

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Family: Anacardiaceae (an-a-kard-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pistacia (piss-TAY-shee-uh) (Info)
Species: mexicana (meks-sih-KAY-nuh) (Info)

Synonym:Pistacia texana

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Green
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Bronze-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Agaveguy On May 20, 2009, Agaveguy from San Antonio, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

A beautiful small tree in it's habitat of dry, rocky canyons along the Rio Grande River in Texas. Often not as attractive in cultivation. Demands excellent drainage. Can thrive in a garden for years and then die of root rot in an abnormally wet period.

Positive frostweed On Nov 27, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

American Pistachio, Mexican Pistachio, Texas Pistache, Texas Pistachio Pistacia mexicana is native to Texas and other States.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arlington, Texas
Crawford, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Medina, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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