Box-Leaf Azara

Azara microphylla

SKU
4977
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.
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Botanical Pronunciationah-ZAIR-ruh my-kroh-FIL-uh
LoreCultivated for its edible fruit in Chile.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 18 to 25 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide in 10 years.
Bloom TimeMid to Late Winter
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureGraceful Evergreen Specimen

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 10

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