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Scientific Name: Maytenus boaria Mol.
Synonym: Maytenus chilensis
Family: Celastraceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,14-21
USDA: 8b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F (-10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun, to part shade

Origin: Argentina and Chile

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub or small weeping tree, 25 to 35 feet tall (7.5-10 m), 25 feet spread (7.5 m); charcoal colored, rough bark; apple-green, oval, serrated leaves, 2 inches long (5 cm)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water when established, tolerates poor drainage

Propagation: Cuttings, suckers, seeds

This tree suckers heavily.

Blooming Habits:
The Mayten has small greenish flowers, in clusters, in spring, occasionally followed by small red fruits.

Fruiting Habits:

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