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Scientific Name: Pistacia vera L.
Family: Anacardiaceae
Pistachio (Pistacia  vera) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-12, 14-15, 18-21
USDA: 8b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10F (-12C)

Heat Tolerance: Suffering from heat in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, growing slowly to 30 feet tall and wide (9 m)

Watering Needs: Established tree can do without much water

Propagation: Budding of selected varieties, seeds don't allow you to find out the sex of the tree.

This is the tree giving the pistachio nuts. It grows relatively well in the Phoenix area, although suffering from the heat. There are a number of commercial plantations of this tree in Arizona.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
The Pistachio is dioecious, meaning that there are female trees and male trees. The fruits appear on female tree only if there are male trees in the vicinity.

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