New Maytenus procumbens leaf growth at a stem tip in September after rain can be brick red, lush and vigorous. There is a dull shine on the leaf blades. The leaf midribs appear sunken on the upper surfaces of the new leaves, the marginal teeth already present on the smallest leaves. Leaf margins are rolled under.
Young branches are coloured from green to yellow or brick red (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Van Wyk and Van Wyk, 1997).