Mayten

Maytenus boaria ‘Green Showers’

A. Maytenus boaria 'Green Showers' (Mayten) - full view

Full view

A. Maytenus boaria 'Green Showers' (Mayten) - leaves

Foliage detail

A. Maytenus boaria 'Green Showers' (Mayten) - bark

Bark detail

  • Size:

    Height 25-35'; Spread 15'

  • Growth:

    Slow to moderate

  • Character:

    Evergreen; weeping form; moderate canopy.

  • Foliage:

    Apple-green, serrated, oval leaves, 1" long, lacy in appearance. Occasional partial leaf drop after bloom. 

  • Flower:

    Tiny greenish flowers in clusters, bloom April-May. 

  • Fruit:

    Small, hard orange seed capsules form in summer.

  • Bark:

    Rough, charcoal-gray bark. 

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    High. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age. Removal of root suckers. Sidewalk clean-up during seed capsule drop. 

  • Tolerance:

    Drought (once established), any soil, fog. 

  • Special Considerations:

    4'x4' basin recommended. Prefers sun and space. Needs good drainage. Does not tolerate strong or gusty winds. Can be susceptible to aphids during bloom. 

  • Notable Traits:

    Native to Central Chile. Has beautiful, weeping form.