Maytenus bachmannii

FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 3m x 3m
HEDGE SPACING: 0.3m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A neatly-shaped, dense rounded evergreen shrub that can occassionally grow into a small tree. It has a brownish-grey, smooth bark with vertical striations revealing an orange underbark. The leaves are small, lanceolate and hairless. They are bright green with red tips and paler below. It bears tiny creamy-white star-like flowers which appear in pair on the branches. The fruit is a 2- to 3-lobed capsule which becomes pinkish red when mature.

GARDEN THEMES:
Country, formal

LANDSCAPING USES:
A wonderful shrub for small gardens which can be pruned into a hedge. It may also be planted in a container.
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