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PISTACIA lentiscus
Mastic Tree


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:: Anacardiaceae :: PISTACIA :: lentiscus
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Main asset

Shrub very resistant to drought, evergreen. Can also be used as cut foliage.


Difficult to form well in crop, pinch by warm weather to ramify. Almonds are edible.

Evergreen shrub or small tree native from the Mediterranean regions. The compound foliage, gray-green, becomes purple by cold weather. The tree is dioecious (♀ and ♂ on different plants). In spring, clusters of small red apetalous flowers appear between March and June and are followed by red then black berries on the ♀ plants.

  • Uses: Banks, natural hedges

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: spread
  • Height: 1.5 m x 2 m
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: March to June
  • Époque de fructification : autumn

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : grey
  • Foliage shape: composed
  • Foliage colour: blue green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: purple green
  • Flowers shape: spikes
  • Flowers colour: red
  • Forme des fruits : berries
  • Couleur des fruits : red then black


  • Soil type: drained
  • Exposure: sun
  • Hardiness: - 15 °C (5 °F - USDA zone 7b)