The variegated mahoe tree has uniquely beautiful leaves, making it a statement tree for any South Florida landscape. The large leaves are heart-shaped and have a sort of marbleized tricolor of green and white with touches of red. Not much trimming is needed unless you are going for the classic tree look. Many owners will elect to perform a hard prune on these trees in spring to keep them smaller to fit into medium and some smaller yards.
These trees have flowers in the summer that are yellow in the morning and turn red with the sunset. They kind of look like hibiscus flowers and they only last a day. A Mahoe tree is considered to be a salt tree so it can be used in a coastal property. It does drop leaves but they can be quickly taken care of with a little raking or blowing.
Mahoe Tree Specs
Mahoes are a fast growing evergreen that can reach 40 feet tall. With proper trimming they can be kept at half that size. This tree enjoys full sun but can also handle part shade.
Mahoe Tree Care
It is best to add top soil or peat moss when planting. Trimming is not needed unless you are going for the classic tree look. If you want it to be smaller trim it back hard in the spring. Water on a regular basis. Fertilize 3 times a year using a granular fertilizer.
Mahoe Tree Spacing
Place this tree at least 12 to 15 feet from the house. Come in from a walk or driveway 8 feet or more.
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