10. Pistacia chinensis – Chinese Pistache
Scientific Name: Pistacia chinensis
A classic staple in Chinese garden design, this tree provides beautiful fall colors and beautiful red fruit. Although a member of the cashew family, the red berries that this tree produces are inedible to humans. However, China extracts oil from the seeds to be used in the production of biodiesel. Additionally, the wood is commonly used to make furniture and to make yellow dye. It is often referred to as the “ugly duckling” of ornamental trees, as its misshapen young form grows into a beautiful mature tree.
DBH: 7.9 inches