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Chinese Pistache 'Red Push'

Chinese Pistache 'Red Push'

Regular price $105.90 USD
Regular price Sale price $105.90 USD
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Plant Type: tree
Plant Height: 30-35 feet
Spread: 25-30 feet
Flower Color: 
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The 'Red Push' cultivar of Chinese Pistache (Pistacia chinensis) is a relatively new introduction that has quickly gained popularity for its vibrant red new growth, which is a distinctive feature not commonly found in the species. As the foliage matures, it transitions to a lush dark green, providing a stunning contrast in the landscape. This tree is highly valued for its hardiness, drought tolerance, and spectacular fall color, ranging from orange to fiery red.

Chinese Pistache 'Red Push' reaches a mature height of about 30 to 35 feet and a spread of 25 to 30 feet, forming a rounded to broad-rounded canopy that provides ample shade. This moderate growth rate and manageable size make it an excellent choice for residential landscapes, street plantings, and parks.

Adapted to full sun, 'Red Push' thrives in a wide range of soil types, provided they are well-draining. It is drought-tolerant once established, making it suitable for water-wise gardens and xeriscaping in regions with water restrictions. Additionally, it is known for its resistance to pests and diseases, further reducing the need for maintenance.

In landscaping, Chinese Pistache 'Red Push' is often used as a specimen tree for its ornamental qualities and shade-providing canopy. Its striking foliage color in spring and fall makes it a focal point in the garden, while its tolerance of urban conditions, including pollution and restricted soil space, makes it a reliable choice for street trees and urban landscaping.

Overall, Chinese Pistache 'Red Push' is a versatile and attractive tree that adds year-round interest to the landscape. Its adaptability to various growing conditions, low maintenance requirements, and stunning seasonal color transitions make it a favored choice among gardeners and landscape designers seeking to create impactful and sustainable outdoor spaces.

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