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Maytenus phyllanthoides (Mangle Dulce)

Maytenus phyllanthoides
Florida Mayten, Guttapercha Mayten, Leather Leaf, Mangle Dulce

Native to the coasts of Texas and Baja California, this large evergreen shrub forms a lush screen with minimal care and effort. Bright green, rounded, leathery, leaves look good all year. The flowers are inconspicuous. This plant is quite tolerant of salty and brackish soils, and sites with poor drainage. Plant in full sun to part shade.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color White, Inconspicuous
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Slow
Height 10' - 12' (ft)
Spread 12' - 15' (ft)
Spacing 15' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Great Foliage
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Salt, Wet Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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