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Box-Leaf Azara

Azara microphylla

Pronunciation: ah-ZAIR-ruh my-kroh-FIL-uh
SKU #04977
7-10

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Mid to Late Winter
Mature Size Fast growing; reaches 18 to 25 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide in 10 years.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Sweet Box (Sarcococca); Spikenard (Aralia); Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)
CARE
Care Prefers 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.
HISTORY
Lore Cultivated for its edible fruit in Chile.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.