Azara microphyllaItem #4977 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 10
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White-chocolate fragrance fills the late winter garden from the tiny yellow flower clusters on this 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:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing, 18 to 25 ft. tall and 12 ft. wide in 10 years.
- DetailPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:ColumnarGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing, 18 to 25 ft. tall and 12 ft. wide in 10 years.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Mid- to late winter.Flower 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. Best when sheltered from cold, drying winds. Responds well to pruning. Prune in late winter or early spring after flowering.Light Needs:Filtered to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- 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.