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Azara dentata, photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters
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Zones 5, 6, 15-17
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Azara dentata

Salicaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs

AZARA

These natives of lakesides andwoodland edges in Chile andArgentina have attractive evergreenfoliage and fluffy yellowflowers that smell like chocolateto some, vanilla to others.Blooms are followed by small,shiny berries. Need fast drainage,regular fertilizer, and protectionfrom hot afternoon sunand cold winds. Prune afterbloom to remove crowded orwayward 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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