This genus of primarily South American natives has inconspicuous flowers and fruit.
Give well-drained soil. Disturbing the roots by cultivating may cause suckers to appear. Trees produce much side growth; remove unwanted branches along the trunk, or keep some of them for a multiple-trunk effect. May show partial defoliation after a cold snap, but recovery is rapid. Resistant to oak root fungus. Moderate to regular water; irrigate deeply to keep tree from rooting near the soil surface and invading planting beds.Maytenus boaria
From Chile. Graceful tree with narrow, 1–2-in.-long, light to medium green leaves. Resembles a small-scale weeping willow (Salix), with long, pendulous branchlets hanging down from branches. Slow to moderate growth to an eventual 30–50 ft. high and wide; 20 ft. tall by 15 ft. wide is typical at 12 years of age. For uniformity, plant cutting-grown trees of ‘Green Showers’; its weeping branchlets are densely clad with deep green leaves that are a little broader than those of the species.
From Chile. Graceful tree with narrow, 1–2-in.-long, light to medium green leaves. Resembles a s...
Native to southeastern Australia, Tasmania. Hardiest of the tree ferns; well-established plants tolera...
Desert Southwest native often sold as A. farnesiana, which is cold tender. Plant A. small...