Mangle Dulce

 

 

Maytenus phyllanthoides

 

Celastraceae

 

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Form: Shrub or small tree
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 6-12 ft as a shrub, up to 24 ft as a tree
Leaves
: Fleshy, bright green ovals

Flowers: Insignificant green
Fruit
: Seed
Stems/Trunks
: Smooth, light gray bark
Range/Origin
: Baja California, Mexico, Caribbean
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 12,13,23,24, 20o F

Comments: No thorns, salt tolerant

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full to partial sun

         Water: Low to Moderate

         Soil: Swampy, brackish or salty soils, tolerates poor drainage

        Propagation: Suckers, cuttings

         Maintenance: Minimal

 

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