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Products > Azara microphylla 'Variegata'
 
Azara microphylla 'Variegata' - Variegated Boxleaf Azara
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Flacourtiaceae
Origin: Chile (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Cream
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 15-25 feet
Width: 8-10 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Azara microphylla 'Variegata' (Variegated Boxleaf Azara) - A dainty small upright large bush or small tree to 15-25 feet tall with a fountain-like shape and arching branches of tiny 1/2" long leaves that have a good portion of the leaf width edged with a creamy white variegation. In late spring into early summer the tiny petal-less flowers exude a fragrance that smells of chocolate to some or vanilla to others. Flowers followed in summer by orange-red berries. Best in cooler coastal gardens as it suffers in inland hot locations. Plant in full sun (coastal) to light shade and give regular irrigation. Responds well to pruning and can be shaped to fit most any garden's needs. Hardy to at least 15 F.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Azara microphylla 'Variegata'.