Maytenus boaria

Botanical Name: Maytenus boaria

Phonetic: May-Ten-uss Bore-EE-uh

Common Name(s): Mayten

Family: Celastraceae
Origin: Chile, Argentina, Peru
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, pointed
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Glossy green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Spring, summer
Flower Color(s): Inconspicuous, bright green

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 9-11
Climate Zone(s): 14-17,20-24
Growth Rate: Slow       
Height:  30-50 Feet
Spread:  30-50 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems
Soil: Well-drained and moist

Features: Distinctive weeping habit, grows best in San Francisco bay area, can adapt to heat inland (with shade and regular moisture), graceful character, grows suckers
Uses: Shade tree, park tree, residential tree, medicinal uses

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