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Maytenus oleoides

   (Family: Celastraceae)
Afrikaans: klipkershout English: mountain maytenus  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Tree
Height: 4 - 5m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (heavy)
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water)
pH: acid
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
Flower shape
  Flower info
  The flowers are small, creamy white, in tight clusters in the axils of the leaves.
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf arrangement
Leaf texture Rough
Bark / Stem type
  Leaf info EDIT
  leaves are hard and leathery, bright green with a bluish bloom. They are simple, alternate and egg-shaped to oval with a narrowed base, the midrib is ridged above, the margins are untoothed and rolled back and the apex is rounded, sometimes notched.
Fruit type EDIT
Fruit colour
Sow seeds in Autumn
  Seed size Length: 10mm   
  Seed info EDIT
  The fruit is a 2-lobed capsule about 10 mm in diameter, fleshy at first, greenish yellow, becoming yellow-orange and dry when mature, splitting in summer (Dec.) to release seeds that are covered by a yellow aril.
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