Herb: Mayten Tree
Latin name: Maytenus boaria
Synonyms: Maytenus chilensis
Family: Celastraceae (Bittersweet Family)
Edible parts of Mayten Tree:An edible oil is obtained from the seed. Used for cooking.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Pasturelands, avoiding the competition for light from other trees.
Propagation of Mayten Tree:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Division of suckers in the autumn or spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Pasturelands, avoiding the competition for light from other trees.
Medicinal use of Mayten Tree:None known
Known hazards of Maytenus boaria:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.