5 responses to “Azara microphylla”

  1. Douglas Justice

    I love azaras; I just wish they were a bit hardier. I’ve lost a couple of species from cold temperatures. One of my favourites is Azara serrata, which is grown not for fragrance, but for its wonderful flowers. These are produced in tight, bushy clusters on the uppersides of the branches like so many golden woolly bear caterpillars. The first time I saw this plant in bloom (against an east facing brick wall at Great Dixter, in southern England) the colour reminded me of Berberis darwinii flowers. A slightly hardier species (at least for me in New Westminster, near Vancouver) with similar flowers, but produced in less elongated clusters, is A. dentata. I planted this species at the nextdoor neighbours’, having run out of room for 2 to 3 m tall spreading evergreen shrubs, myself. Every year they go on an exotic vacation in late April and miss the show (which I rave about when they return).

  2. Beverley

    Azara microphylla – Z8 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Azara microphylla – Z8-10 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants,Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  3. Dragos

    Te invit la gradina botanica din…(te las sa descoperi).
    Sper sa-ti placa !

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    I hope I translated your Romanian correctly, Dragos. If so, thanks for your kind words.

  5. Ron B

    40ft tall in the Seattle arboretum. An old one in the UW Frendship Grove 25ft x 2ft 5in (2006) greatly predates multiple others 20ft or more tall seen here and there from Seattle streets. Like gums (eucalypts) these are planted and shoot up quickly between hard winters, only to be zapped eventually – the few old veterans like the UW Friendship Grove specimen being exceptional.
    For specific locations of existing large examples see Jacobson, TREES OF SEATTLE – SECOND EDITION.

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