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Pistacia lentiscus - Plant

Pistacia lentiscus - Plant

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  • Comes with a self watering pot
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Delve into the timeless allure of Pistacia lentiscus Plant, a captivating plant offered by Vermi Organics. Commonly known as the Mastic Tree, this evergreen shrub holds a rich history and an array of valuable characteristics. With its glossy foliage, aromatic resin, and adaptability to various environments, Pistacia lentiscus emerges as a botanical treasure, enhancing outdoor landscapes with both beauty and functionality.

About: Pistacia lentiscus Plant, a member of the cashew family (Anacardiaceae), is native to the Mediterranean region. This evergreen shrub or small tree has been cultivated for centuries for its aromatic resin known as mastic. Vermi Organics proudly provides enthusiasts with the opportunity to embrace the cultural and botanical significance of Pistacia lentiscus in their gardens.

Benefits: Beyond its ornamental value, Pistacia lentiscus Plant offers a host of benefits for both the environment and human well-being. The aromatic resin, mastic, derived from the tree has been used traditionally for various purposes, including medicinal and culinary applications. The evergreen nature of the plant contributes to year-round visual interest, making it a valuable addition to gardens.

Type of Plant (Indoor or Outdoor): Pistacia lentiscus is primarily an outdoor plant, thriving in gardens, landscapes, and Mediterranean climates. Its adaptability to different soil types and its preference for full sunlight make it unsuitable for indoor cultivation. Plant this versatile shrub in well-draining soil, and watch it flourish in an outdoor setting, providing both beauty and functionality.

Care: Caring for Pistacia lentiscus involves providing it with the right conditions to showcase its natural resilience and beauty. This evergreen shrub prefers well-draining soil and thrives in locations with full sunlight. While it is drought-tolerant once established, regular watering during dry periods encourages optimal growth. Pruning can be done to shape the plant and remove any dead or crowded branches.

Common Names: Pistacia lentiscus is known by various common names, reflecting its widespread cultivation and diverse uses. Some commonly used names include Mastic Tree, Lentisk, and Evergreen Pistache. These names highlight the plant's association with mastic production and its evergreen characteristics.


  • Scientific Name: Pistacia lentiscus
  • Family: Anacardiaceae
  • Height: Up to 15 feet
  • Width: 15 to 20 feet
  • Light Requirements: Full sunlight
  • Watering: Drought-tolerant once established, regular during dry periods
  • Foliage: Pinnate, glossy green leaves
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous, greenish flowers
  • Resin: Aromatic resin known as mastic
  • Temperature: Thrives in Mediterranean climates

Special Features: Pistacia lentiscus possesses special features that contribute to its charm and utility in outdoor landscapes:

  • Aromatic Resin (Mastic): The tree produces aromatic resin known as mastic, traditionally used for its unique flavor in culinary applications and various medicinal uses.
  • Evergreen Foliage: With its pinnate, glossy green leaves, Pistacia lentiscus maintains its vibrant appearance throughout the year, providing consistent visual interest.
  • Adaptability: The plant exhibits adaptability to different soil types and climates, making it suitable for a range of outdoor environments.


  • Mastic Production: Pistacia lentiscus is historically renowned for mastic production. The resin is harvested and used in various applications, including chewing gum, cooking, and traditional medicine.
  • Ornamental Planting: Plant Pistacia lentiscus in gardens or landscapes for its evergreen foliage and versatility as an ornamental shrub, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of outdoor spaces.
  • Mediterranean Landscapes: Given its natural habitat in the Mediterranean region, Pistacia lentiscus is an ideal choice for landscapes that aim to replicate the beauty and diversity of Mediterranean flora.
  • Culinary and Medicinal Uses: Explore the culinary world by using mastic in cooking or leverage its traditional medicinal uses, adding a unique dimension to your plant collection.
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