Persian turpentine tree. A deciduous slow growing, very long-lived ornamental tree normally up to 7 metres in height (capable of reaching 10 -15 m in ideal conditions) with a dense shading crown in summer and striking orange Autumn colour. It may be used as a root stock for Pistacia vera, the commercially produced nut. The tree has a very long history of use in traditional medicine. By all means this is a tree for the future here in Southern Portugal, tough and extremely tolerant of both extreme cold and heat it will adapt to the harshest of conditions. The gum from the tree's bark has many properties used in traditional medicine, as well as being used to extract Turpentine. One of the oldest trees recorded is in the ancient Iranian city of Oudraj and is said to be over 1500 years old. Although the flowers and fruit are not very visible, this is still a very pretty tree in any garden.
There is a comprehensive article on Pistacia atlantica here on Wikipedia, all you really need to know about this fascinating tree.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.