About Pistacia chinensis ‘Keith Davey’ (Keith Davey Chinese Pistache)
Pistacia chinensis ‘Keith Davey’ is the flowerless male clone of the Pistacia chinensis but with the same beautiful fall color transformation. As a fruitless/flowerless tree you avoid the litter that is produced by the female trees which is a big draw for this type of tree. You can expect Pistacia chinensis ‘Keith Davey’s’ average landscape size to reach 25-30′ wide by 25-35′ tall. With sprawling branches and an umbrella-like form, this plant shows best as a shade tree to cover a patio or driveway. Despite its large size, this variety does not have an aggressive root system and is virtually disease and pest free. One of the main highlights of this tree is the pinnate formed leaves that turn from bright green to crimson red during the Fall welcoming the change of seasons. Keith Davey Chinese Pistache is interestingly part of the cashew family.
Plant Keith Davey Chinese Pistache in full sun using any average soil. Water frequently once planted to establish a strong, healthy root system then decrease frequency. This tree is drought tolerant withstanding extreme heat and requires minimal watering. It is also recommended in many firescaping plant lists. Pruning is suggested during the Winter and a general fertilizer can be used during the Spring.
Where to Plant
Its spreading growth makes this tree perfect as a shade tree for a garden or as a focal point to your landscape design. It shows well planted on a median, street-side or as a frame to a driveway.
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