Maytenus robusta is a semi-deciduous tree with a dense, ovate crown; it can grow 6 - 12 metres tall. The scabrous bole can be 20 - 35cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. An ornamental tree, it is used for landscaping, street planting etc[
S. America - eastern Brazil.
Coastal, moist broadleaved forests and humid rainforests further inland[
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Prefers a sunny position[
Trees have a moderate rate of growth, able to reach a height of 2 metres when 2 years old[
The wood is fine-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, hard, with good mechanical properties and moderately durable[
]. An ornamental wood, it can be used for making furniture and domestic utensils[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 14 - 20 days[
]. When the seedlings have 4 - 5 leaves, pot them up into individual containers and they should be ready to plant out 5 - 7 months later[
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