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Rock False Candlewood

Maytenus oleoides

Also known as

Mountain Maytenus

Maytenus oleoides by Dave Richardson (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H5-H1c

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

3m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Rock False Candlewood Overview

Handsome, small stocky tree with a deep green, dense, rounded crown and stout trunk, with the proportions of a larger tree, but only reaching a height of 4 to 6 m. This makes it a good choice for today's smaller gardens. The bark is pale greyish brown to ashy grey, smooth when young, becoming rough and corky with vertical grooves as it matures. The light grey bark contrasts with the dark green crown.

Common problems with Rock False Candlewood

Generally problem free.

    Rock False Candlewood Companion Plants

    Erepsia lacera, Cliffortia ruscifolia, Crassula albiflora, Crassula nudicaulis and Aloe perfoliata.

    How to harvest Rock False Candlewood

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Rock False Candlewood

    Seed

    Sow seed when fresh in summer.

    Special features of Rock False Candlewood

    Attracts birds

    Drought resistant

    Pot plant

    Other uses of Rock False Candlewood

    Bonsai

    Company

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