Maile (Alyxia oliviformis)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 8 to 10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fragrant
Other: Bark and leaves are fragrant when twisted or crushed.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Fragrant
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish to Yellowish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove pulp from seeds to enhanse germination rate, dry before sowing atop a sterile, well draining potting medium.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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