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Commonly known as Maiten
Evergreenleaves to 5cm (2in) long.
Height and Spread
Tall ShrubOr small tree. Variable habit, pendent or upright branches. Flowers in small clusters, male and female on same plant. Males have yellow anthers. Requires long, hot summer to produce orange-red capsules which open to release red seeds.
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Full sunProvide midday shade.
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowSyn. M. chilensis. Slow grower. Could achieve maximum size in ideal conditions.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originChile.
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Lanceolate (see photos above)
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Tree ShapeBroadly columnarRounded to broadly columnar