Blunt-leaved pistachio 20 PCS fresh seeds Pistacia mutica Fisch

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Blunt-leaved pistachio, or Wild pistachio, or Kev tree, or Turpentine tree, or False bakout (Latin Pistacia atlantica subsp. mutica).

The tree is 8-12 m tall, the trunk sometimes reaches 1 m in diameter, grows slowly — at the age of 20 it reaches a height of 1 m, the crown is very thick and low-seated, the bark is ash-gray, cracked on old branches, buds with tiled-overlapping scales, sessile, pubescent.

The leaves are complex, non-pinnate, consist of 5-7 leaflets, dark green, the edges of the plates are short pubescent, the length of the leaflets is 4-5 cm, and the width is up to 3 cm, the leaves unfold in early May, fall off in November.

The flowers are unisexual, small, nondescript, greenish; female individuals predominate in the stands; staminate flowers are collected in wide panicles, pistillate — in rarer panicles in male flowers the calyx is small, five separate, stamens 5; in female flowers the calyx is three or four separate, the ovary is sessile with a short column.

Fruits are single—seeded dry drupes that turn red when ripe, bears fruit from July to October, begins to bear fruit at the age of 8-10 years, bears fruit abundantly in 2-3 years. Ornamental plant — can be used for landscaping.

Prefers fertile, lime-rich soils, but grows successfully on a gravelly substrate and on limestone outcrops.

USDA Frost Resistance Zone: 5 (-29°C to -23°C).
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