Bonsai Training Information

Pistacia chinensis
Chinese pistachio

A medium to large tree with elegant and attractive, glossy green, pinnate leaves that turn a beautiful orange red or crimson in autumn.


Formal upright, Informal Upright, Slanting, Cascade, Semi-cascade, Literate, Broom, Rock-over-root, Clasped-to-rock, Twin-trunk, Clump, Group planting, Saikei




In well light part of room, not direct sun light. In summer best to move tree out for the warmer parts of the summer. Keep out of direct sunligh especially during the height of summer. Given some protection from winter cold.


Keep soil moist, do not let it dry out.


Forthnightly during the growing season.

Leaf and Branch Pruning:

Any pruning that needs to be done is best carried out in the spring.

Re-potting & Growing Medium:

This species strongly resents being transplanted. It is best to transplant in spring when new growth is begining.


A very ornamental tree.. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.


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