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Maytenus boaria

Maiten

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height10m to 20m
  • Spread5m to 11m
  • Growth HabitPendant
  • Flower ColourPale green centred yellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Maytenus boaria (Maiten). It will grow about 8m and spreading almost as wide and has a weeping evergreen habit. It will produce narrow glossy green, finely serrated leaves. In the spring, star-shaped flowers which are tinged white and green, produced in a cluster are followed by red and yellow seed pods.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Mayten

Origin

Chile

Interest and use

Grown for their neat foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are very frost-hardy to frost-tender plants to produce flowers and fruit. They will need full sun with fertile, moist well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in autumn or from cuttings in summer.

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