Mastic Tree (Pistacia lentiscus)
Once the weather cools off, I'll be planting a few trees in my yard. One I am seriously considering, but not quite sold on, is the Mastic Tree (Pistacia lentiscus).
If anyone living in the Phoenix metro area has this tree, would you be willing to share your experiences with it? Most sources say it's evergreen - does it really keep its leaves year round? It seems there are many 'evergreen' trees that don't quite live up to the name. :-)
I've read conflicting info regarding the litter, too. Some sources say low, others report moderate. How clean is it? I don't mind some leaf drop, but I really don't want a lot of seeds and flower drop.
What about pests and diseases? Has the tree been relatively trouble free? Or is it always a battle keeping it healthy and looking good?
Would love to hear your experiences growing this tree.
Thank you! :-)