Mastic Tree (Pistacia lentiscus)
Mastic trees are a Mediterranean native that are becoming increasingly popular in the Western part of the United States. Mastic trees are evergreen, so they require very little clean-up and tend to grow in a more conformed size and shape. Mastic trees cast a thick shade and are great alongside pools where other shade trees might produce too much litter.
Ideal for hedge material, property lines, or security screens, Mastic trees are a great solution to break down neighborhood noise and add privacy to your home as they carry their thick canopy year round. You can take a very hands-off approach to the Mastic, as they require little water to thrive, making them adaptable to almost any area in your landscape.
Clean heat tolerant tree
Casts cool shade perfect to place nearby pools or patio
Low water use tree
Contains green foliage all year long