DECIDUOUS. Is a small deciduous tree adorned with a rounded umbrella-like canopy of pinnate, dark green leaves upto 25cm long. The primary season of interest of Pistacia chinensis is in Autumn when its leaves turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red. Blooming in Spring, male and female flowers are greenish to purplish and open before the leaves unfurl. The bark becomes scaly, gray-brown, and as the scales flake off they reveal salmon inner bark. Chinese Pistachio is a great choice for a shade tree. NOT A FRUITING VARIETY.