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Mangle Dulce, Gutta-percha Mayten
Scientific Name: Maytenus phyllanthoides Benth
Synonym: Tricerma phyllanthoides, Maytenus texana, Tricerma texana
Family: Celastraceae
Mangle Dulce, Gutta-percha Mayten (Maytenus phyllanthoides)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 18F (-8C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent, water every 2 weeks in summer in the low desert to keep the tree lush

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Southern USA (Texas to Florida), Western Mexico (Sonora, Sinaloa, Baja California) on brackish soils

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, growing up to 8 feet tall (2.4 m), 8 feet spread or more

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water when established, tolerates poor drainage

Mangle Dulce, Gutta-percha Mayten (Maytenus phyllanthoides)

Blooming Habits:
The Mangle Dulce has small greenish flowers occasionally followed by small red fruits.

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