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Maytenus bachmannii

Common names: Willow Koko Tree (E); Wilgerkokoboom (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub, Tree

Maytenus bachmannii

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

3m x 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

Maytenus bachmannii

DESCRIPTION

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.

LANDSCAPING USES
A wonderful shrub for small gardens which can be pruned into a hedge. It may also be planted in a container.
GARDEN THEMES
Country, Formal
FLOWERS
FOLIAGE

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