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Pistacia lentiscus (Mastic Tree)

Pistacia lentiscus
Chios Mastic, Lentisco, Lentisk, Mastic, Mastic Tree, Mastic Resin Plant

Tough, evergreen small tree or large shrub native to the Mediterranean region. Will grow 15-25 feet tall and wide at a slow to moderate rate. Separate male and female plants, males have red blooms in the spring, females have inconspicuous white flowers and produce small red to black berries in the fall that birds love. Will tolerate full sun, even in the low desert. Prefers good drainage, but will tolerate a wide range of soils. Cold hardy to about 15 degrees F.

Plant Type Shrub, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Red
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Moderate, Slow
Height 15' - 25' (ft)
Spread 20' - 30' (ft)
Spacing 20' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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