Common Name: mayten
Type: Evergreen tree
Size: 30 to 50’ high; 20’ high by 15’ wide typical at 12 yrs.
Flowers: Flowers inconspicuous; leaves 1-2 in. long, medium green. Long, graceful branchlets resemble weeping willow.
Uses: Specimen tree; be careful of surface roots forming shoots and invading flower beds. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Deer resistive.
Soil: Well-drained. Disturbing the roots by cultivating may encourage suckers.
Water: Moderate; water deeply to keep roots deep and avoid suckers.
Sun: Full sun
Pruning: Prune side branches to form tree, or leave them to develop multiple trunks.
Pests & Diseases: Resists oak root fungus.
Notes: Hardy to 20° F.