Small genus containing around 10 evergreen shrubs and trees from temperate to subtropical areas in South America. They typically grow at the edges of woodland and lakes between 1-8m high and some species are cultivated as ornamental garden plants. They are grown for their glossy, smooth foliage and discrete, ball-shaped, scented yellow flowers. These are without petals but have long, fluffy stamens and the flowers lead onto small 3-10mm red-black berries.
How to propagate Azara
Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Other uses of Azara
Grown for their foliage and yellow flowers. Good climbers.