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


Growth Rate:

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

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
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3 reviews
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    Adrian G.
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    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 5-10
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 days ago

    The best packaged plant I ever bought. It came in excellent condition.

    Adrian Goett

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    Kala N.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Great looking plant.

    Well, packaged and plant is healthy and strong. I will definitely be back for more exotic food plants!

  • J
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Came in perfect and is holding up very nicely. Definitely a good buy.

    Came in perfect and is holding up very nicely. Definitely a good buy.

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