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Mastic Tree or Pistacia lentiscus -
Pistacia lentiscus (latin)
Mastic Tree

Area of origin : Mediterranean region, north Africa and the Canary Islands.

Adult Dimensions : Height up to 3 m (9.8'), width up to 2 m (6.6').

Foliage : Evergreen.

Soil Type : All except too wet.

Hardiness : Tolerant to - 8°C.

Exposure : Full sun.

Pistacia lentiscus
Pistacia lentiscus

Characteristics and Uses : the little edible fruits are red and then become black when ripe. Exudes yellow turpentine and the smell is known as “ the mastic of chio”. Used in its areas of origin within country hedges.
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