SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Blake Garden - Kensington, CA, San Francisco, CA, Nipomo, CA, Santa Barbara Courthouse - Santa Barbara, CA and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA
Resistant to oak root fungus. Takes some drought. Must have good drainage.
This plant is classified as a watch species by the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC). It is not currently invasive but has been ranked as a high risk for becoming invasive in the future.
Native to Chile.
Weeping with a High Canopy.
Rounded or Spreading, Weeping Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 50 feet.
Width: 20 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Orange or Red Capsule, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Dark Brown, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist but Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Maytenus boaria Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 9, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/maytenus-boaria >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI