SelecTree: Tree Detail
Utility friendly tree.
Needs fast draining soil and ample water. Cultivar 'Variegata' has varigated leaves edged in creamy white that contrasts with the dark green centers. Has small leaves.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Chile.
Previously listed in the Flacourtiaceae family.
Additional Common Names
BOXLEAF AZARA, CHOCOLATE AZARA
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 12 - 25 feet.
Width: 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Round, Glossy Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow. Flowers in Spring.
Orange or Red Berry, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Light Brown, Rough or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 5 - 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 10.
Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Azara microphylla Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jul 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/azara-microphylla >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI