Chinese Pistache Does extremely well in the southwest it is usually pest free and very drought tolerant.
This shade tree is a great choice for many southwestern landscapers. It turns a rich red color during the fall and provides great shade.
it has an umbrella-like canopy and can grow up to 50ft tall.
The young Chinese Pistache looks somewhat gangly and out of place, but when it reaches maturity it is beautiful shade tree.
Fertilize your shade tree in spring when foliage sprouts. This tree is drought tolerant but requires regular watering when first planted.