Red Push Pistache
A tree that will do well in our Tucson heat is the Red Push Pistache. They love the heat and full sun exposure and are drought tolerant once established. They adapt well to poor soil conditions, but they do need good drainage and deep “infrequent watering” . They can grow up to 25 feet tall and 20 feet wide. If soil and weather conditions are optimal, they can reach up to 40 feet with a 30-foot spread. This deciduous tree with its beautiful dark green foliage and large canopy will provide plenty of shade in the summer and puts on a spectacular show in the fall when the leaves turn to yellow, orange and red tones.