Pistacia lentiscus     
Evergreen pistache   
Anacardiacea Family     

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Form: large irregular shrub, or trained as single or multistemmed tree
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 15-25ft with equal or greater spread
Leaves: pinnately compound, 3-5 pairs of 1in leaflets; winged petiole
Flowers: dioecious; inconspicuous, in axils of leafs
Fruit: rarely present, red to black berries
Stems/Trunks: reddish when young, gray when older, attractive
close-up of leaf
winged petiol on Pistacia lentiscus
Range/Origin: Mediterranean
Hardiness: to high teens, damaged in mid teens

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Evergreen pistache
abused young specimen of
Pistacia lentiscus
NOTES:

aka Mastic tree



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