MAYTENUS boaria

Commonly known as Maiten

Fine-toothed shiny leaves similar to Phillyrea latifolia. Tiny green flowers on this unusual and rare plant
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Height
    20m (65ft)
  • Height and Spread
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or 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.
  • Tree
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy 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 sun
    Provide midday shade.

MAYTENUS boaria

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. M. chilensis. Slow grower. Could achieve maximum size in ideal conditions.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Chile.
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
    Rounded to broadly columnar
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Maytenus - Growing Guide
20m (65ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

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