Azara microphyllaItem #4977 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 10
White-chocolate fragrance fills the late winter garden from the tiny yellow flower clusters on this large but graceful, shade tolerant shrub. Ideal between structures or under trees, or as a privacy screen or an informal hedge. Artistically layered branching with evergreen foliage is often accented with shiny berries after flowering.
- OverviewLight Needs:Filtered to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing; reaches 18 to 25 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide in 10 years.
- DetailPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:ColumnarGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 18 to 25 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide in 10 years.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Mid to Late WinterFlower color:YellowCompanion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Sweet Box (Sarcococca); Spikenard (Aralia); Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)
- CareCare InformationPrefers well-drained, humus-rich soil but adaptable to varied soil conditions. Thrives in cooler coastal gardens with consistent moisture; suffers from harsh sun exposure in hot inland locations. Provide shelter from cold, drying winds. Responds well to pruning; prune in late winter or early spring after flowering.Light Needs:Filtered to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:Azara microphylla is native to Argentina and Chile, and was introduced to North America for cultivation in the mid-1800's.Lore:Cultivated for its edible fruit in Chile.