Family Celastraceae (Staff tree family)
Maytenus boaria is a somewhat slow-growing evergreen tree. Leaves are narrow and light or medium green. Long branchlets hang down from branches, resembling a weeping willow. Trees produce inconspicuous flowers and fruit.
Optimum conditions for growth
Mayten trees do well in areas with full sun. Grow in well-drained soil and provide moderate to regular amounts of water. Provide deep water so that roots don’t form near the soil surface and invade planting beds.
Slender hanging stems