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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Maytenus phyllanthoides-Mangle Dulce

 An evergreen shrub growing slowly to 12'.  The leaves are leathery, spoon shaped, light green and look somewhat like mistletoe.  The few flowers produced from April through November are not showy. Considered quite tolerant of salty and brackish soils. As it is also capable of growing in heavy poorly drained soil it is perhaps a better choice than jojoba in garden cultivation. Native to the Texas Gulf coast and those of Baja.  Useful as a screen or hedge, it will grow in full sun to part shade.   Hardy to 18 F.  USDA Zone 8.

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