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Pistacia terebinthus 15-30cm

Pistacia terebinthus 15-30cm

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Pistacia terebinthus, commonly known as the Terebinth or Turpentine Tree, is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree native to regions in the Mediterranean, North Africa, and southwestern Asia. This unique and hardy tree is known for its aromatic resin, distinctive appearance, and historical significance in various cultures.

The Terebinth tree typically grows to a height of 10 to 30 feet (3 to 9 meters) with a spreading, irregular canopy. Its leaves are pinnately compound, consisting of several leaflets, and they are dark green in color. During the autumn, the leaves turn shades of yellow and orange, providing a burst of seasonal color.

One of the most notable features of Pistacia terebinthus is its production of aromatic resin, historically known as "terebinth." The resin is extracted from the tree's bark and has been used for various purposes throughout history, including in perfumes, medicines, and as a varnish for paintings. It is also mentioned in ancient texts and folklore for its supposed medicinal properties.

The tree produces small, inconspicuous flowers that are typically greenish in color. Female trees bear small, spherical fruits that turn red when ripe. These fruits are edible and have a tart flavor, but they are not widely consumed.

In addition to its historical uses, Pistacia terebinthus is valued for its hardiness and ability to grow in harsh, dry climates with poor soil. It is often found in rocky or arid landscapes, contributing to soil stabilization and acting as a resilient and adaptable species in challenging environmental conditions.

Pistacia terebinthus has cultural and ecological significance in the regions where it grows, and its resin, leaves, and fruits have played various roles in traditional medicine, culinary practices, and local customs.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

 

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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