The chinese pistache is a beautiful shade tree, sure to add some color to your residence in the fall. The small green leaves turn a vibrant red and yellow in the fall before they shed. This fast growing tree will quickly bring some shade, growing 2 to 3 feet annually. They are extremly tolerant of Texas’ heat and drought, and are well adapted to alkaline soils. They grow to a height of about 30 to 40 feet, with a broad canopy of 25 to 35 feet at maturity. Fun fact, the chinese pistache is known as the “Ugly Duckling” of the tree world because it starts out as an unattractive, misshapen young tree but form into a beautiful specimen for your North Texas landscape.