Maytenus boaria ‘Green Showers’

Mayten. Evergreen tree up to 80’ tall grown for its tidy, clean foliage and weeping habit. The slender branches bear narrowly elliptic, finely toothed leaves on pendulous branchlets and fragrant though inconspicuous, light green, star-shaped flowers in late spring. Deep, occasional watering is recommended to discourage surface roots and the annoying suckering habit of this otherwise exceptional tree. Resistant to oak root fungus. ‘Green Showers’ has deep green leaves that are broader and more densely arranged than on the species. Plant in well-drained soils. Good feature tree in a raised bed or patio if suckering is controlled. Hardy to 10F. Chile.