mayten tree (Maytenus boaria)

Native: Chile.

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Oval or Umbrella
  • Foliage: Evergreen Ovate, Glossy Medium Green
  • Height: 30 - 50 feet.
  • Width: 20 - 30 feet.
  • Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring.
  • Fruit: Orange or Red Capsule, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Summer.
  • Bark: Dark Brown, Fissured.
  • Shading Capacity: Moderate to Dense in Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zone: Sunset 8, 9 and 14 – 24, USDA Hardiness 9 - 10
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Oak Root Fungus.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Medium
  • Root Damage Potential: Moderate
  • Health Hazard: None Known
  • Attracts: Birds

Source:

SelecTree. "Maytenus boaria Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 14, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/maytenus-boaria >

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