Azara microphylla – The Box Leaf Araza
A small evergreen tree or shrub Azara microphylla is also known as the box leaf Araza. Originally from Chile and Argentina the foliage is small and glossy, the tree itself has a fairly upright habit and is suited to narrow spaces.
Covered with small fragrant yellow flowers in winter to spring followed by small red to brown fruits. A vanilla fragrance and grows well in full sun to part shade.
Care and Pruning
In a moist soil and light shade this is a tree that requires little care and only remedial pruning. Any damaged wood can be pruned back as needed.
A naturally attractive growth habit and very useful in any damp,shady position.
- Plant Type – Small Tree
- Country of origin – Chile
- Common Name – Boxleaf Azara
- Growth Rate – Medium to Slow
- Evergreen / Deciduous – Evergreen
- Soil – Moist well drained
- Position – Light Shade
- Height – 5m
- Width – 2m
- Habit – Upright with arching branches
Widely grown in parks and gardens, it seems that landscapers are a little slow to pick up on the useful nature of this tree. Could be used in a courtyard that does not receive much summer sun.
Azara microphylla is available from the following wholesale nurseries
17 McCarthy Rd Monbulk, Vic, 3793, Australia
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34 Mt Pleasant Rd Monbulk VIC 3793