Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis)

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Yerba Mate is a low maintenance evergreen tree, best known for it's leaves that are used to make Yerba Mate tea; a delicious and stimulating drink that can be enjoyed as a healthy alternative to coffee. Medicinally, Yerba Mate is said to tone, balance, and strengthen overall body functions, increase fat burning, and balance/calm the nerves.

Yerba Mate can be grown outside in the ground or indoors in a pot.  It will grow fastest in full sun. Fragrant white blossoms will appear throughout fall and winter that turn into vibrant, red ornamental berries in the spring. Thick, holly-like leaves can be harvested when full. Their flavor tastes similar to smooth green tea and is loaded   with antioxidants!

Plant Type:
Tropical Evergreen Shrub, Small Tree

Harvest Season:
Year-Round (Once Established)

Mature Size:
15-50 ft.

Soil & Moisture:
Moist, rich, fertile, well-drained soil 

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Medium

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 8-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Medium Pot Size: Grown from micropropagation. Capable of harvest within growing season
Large Pot Size: Capable of production.

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Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
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Yerba Mate is best known for it's leaves that are used to make Yerba Mate tea; a delicious and stimulating drink that can be enjoyed as a healthy alternative to coffee.

Medicinally, Yerba Mate is said to tone, balance, and strengthen overall body functions, increase fat burning, and balance/calm the nerves.