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A picture of a Azara


Azara spp.

Azara 466 by Penarc (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size







  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Azara Overview

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.

Spring Flowering Shrubs

Growing these shrubs will give you a glorious spring display of flowers.

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Alder Buckthorn

Frangula alnus

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Deciduous Trees

Deciduous (leaf dropping) trees often have amazing fall colour.

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