Maytenus boaria (Mayten Tree) - A very attractive evergreen tree that grows to about 30 feet tall and spreads to nearly an equal width with a rounded crown and weeping and pendulous branches of small bright green leaves that are held perpendicular to the stem. Slow to moderate growth. Reaches full size in about 12 years time. Tiny yellow flowers that appear in winter are inconspicuous and sometimes followed by small brown capsules containing red seeds. This plant is a good substitute for Weeping Willow and unlike the water thirsty willow, Mayten roots are not invasive, though it has a tendency to sucker if roots are damaged. To prevent this, avoid cultivating around the tree and promote deep rooting. Plant in full sun and irrigate deeply and infrequently to encourage the roots to grow deeply. It is cold hardy to around 20 degrees F.