I'm thinking about putting a Chinese Pistachio tree in my back yard but
haven't found any information on it's root system. I would like to know how
it is with surface roots. Just got rid of some Sweet Gums and don't care to
do that again. RM~
They are pretty, but very prolific, like a silk tree.
They can quickly become a real pest.
: I'm thinking about putting a Chinese Pistachio tree in my back yard but
: haven't found any information on it's root system. I would like to know
: it is with surface roots. Just got rid of some Sweet Gums and don't care
: do that again. RM~
What does this mean? Prolific at what and how does it become a pest?
They don't produce any nuts, and they are grown all over the place in
Texas with little to no invasiveness. I'm just curious what you mean
by prolific and real pest.
On Sun, 03 Jul 2005 10:39:28 GMT, "SVTKate"
Do the roots stay pretty well below the surface??
I would assume that prolific means that they hatch a lot of little ones.
They can't be any worse than a Mimosa that a neighbor two doors down has, we
just mow em down as they pop up. It's them dadgum above ground roots that
irritate me. RM ~
I've never seen one with surface roots, but that's not a scientific
answer. As for hatching little ones, they don't produce anything, so
nothing to hatch. There are no nuts, or nutlets or seeds or
discernable flowers. They are fast growing. I bought a slip about 3
years ago and it's over 15 feet tall.
I'm in N.E. Oklahoma (yep, it's hot) but the spot we are concerned with gets
some evening shade about 2:00 PM and the neighbors trees give it some early
morning shade. I'm planning to have a credible nursery deliver me a big
tree, they will plant it and guarantee it. RM ~
It's not the heat I'm concerned about, it's the cold. I don't know
how cold hardy they are. They survive nicely up north in Dallas, so I
believe you are a full zone north of that. Keep it watered very well
and no matter what they say, you want them to remove the "burlap" and
all signs of any wire. If it's containerized, they tree should be
well hydrated IN the container before it is planted...especially at
this time of year. I know they guarantee it, but it would suck if you
lose a tree which is shading hostas during high summer.
We planted a 4' Chinese pistache four years ago, and it's doing well in zone
6, northern AR. It's already about 12' tall and has showed no sign of winter
damage. Before we purchased it to replace a huge oak that died, we did quite
a bit of research and found that it will do well through zone 5. The
suggestion was made to purchase the tree after frost in the fall to
determine fall leaf color, which varies from yellow through bright red and
all the shades between..
It is remarkably disease and insect free although it is susceptible to Texas
If they can make it over there it can surely make it here.
Before I retired I drove an 18 wheeler for Sears, used to run from Tulsa to
NW Ark and SW Missouri 5 nights a week. I still have nightmares about those
old roads with about an inch of pure ice on them, Boston Mountain was a real
thriller. We drove over there a few weeks ago to eat at AQ Chicken House,
couldn't believe the difference in the roads, they took all the sport out of
driving over there, Guess Dan P Holmes got his wishes. RM~
That's where we stand right now, they just cut down the oak and she has a
huge amount of Hosta under it. I suspect we will have to transplant it
someplace else until we can get the stump ground out and something else
(probably the CP) planted. I may have to get one of those canvas canopy's to
use during the real hot part of the summer.
Tulsa's climate is quite similar to that of Dallas's.
Thanks, RM ~
I just checked with hubby, it was a blonde moment.
It was the CHINA trees that were pests, not the Chinese Pistach.
Sorry sorry sorry..... I apologize.
(really am blonde too!)
: >: I'm thinking about putting a Chinese Pistachio tree in my back yard but
: >: haven't found any information on it's root system. I would like to know
: >: it is with surface roots. Just got rid of some Sweet Gums and don't
: >: do that again. RM~
: No problem. Chinaberry is a very noxious weed, so your heart was in
: the right place. That's why I asked you.
: Victoria - strawberry blonde, natural.
Huh.. me too.. same thing.
Only now getting some greys sneeking in there.
Beats highlights I suppose LOL
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