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Azara dentata (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)
Azara dentata (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

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Azara dentata

Evergreen, Shrubs


These natives of lakesides and woodland edges in Chile and Argentina have attractive evergreen foliage and fluffy yellow flowers that smell like chocolate to some, vanilla to others. Blooms are followed by small, shiny berries. Need fast drainage, regular fertilizer, and protection from hot afternoon sun and cold winds. Prune after bloom to remove crowded or wayward branches.

Azara dentata

Grows to 15 ft. tall and 12 ft. wide, with toothed, rounded, shiny leaves. Rounded shape makes it useful for screen or informal hedge. Tolerates considerable shade. Blooms in spring.

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