The Maytens Tree is a small ornamental tree.
It weeps and bows with the wind and is very graceful. Maytenus
boaria does require some care. Branches periodically die back, a little more often than the
average tree. The Maytens Tree suckers prolifically if the roots are
disturbed and in moist garden conditions even if it is not. Maytenus
boaria has made the pest list in a number of areas. It also requires some water, not a lot but the California summers are a
little too long and dry for its liking. Other weeping trees to consider when thinking about
this tree are the Peppermint Tree and the Australian
Willow. The Maytens Tree is hardy at least into the teens.