Hanging Decorations and Setting a Feast – As a former professional tree-climber working in a large city, I have a fondness for the Chinese Pistache. With such spectacular foliage and beautiful clusters of fruit, they have a firm place in urban landscaping. The fruit, once it turns purple later, is a favorite of many birds, although inedible for humans. And yes, as its name suggests, it is related to the pistachio.