Has arching branches with small, glossy, dark-green leaves. Small, vanilla-scented, golden-yellow, spring flowers. Can be shaped into a dense screen. Branches can be espaliered.
10 Year Size
Taxonomy and Etymology
Family: Salicaceae, willow family, a family of flowering trees and shrubs.
Genus: Azara, azara (Latinised), named after the Spanish military officer, naturalist, and engineer, Félix de Azara. Some sources claim the genus was actually named after his older brother, José Nicolás de Azara, a Spanish diplomat. A genus of flowering evergreen shrubs and small trees
Species: Azara microphylla, mīcrophylla (Latin, adjective), derived from the Greek adjective μικρός (mīkrós, 'small') and noun φύλλον (phúllon, 'leaf'), meaning 'small leaves', in reference to the size of the species' leaves.
Common Name: Boxleaf Azara
Description and Features
Description: Has arching branches with small, glossy, dark-green leaves. Small, vanilla-scented, golden-yellow, spring flowers. Can be shaped into a dense screen. Branches can be espaliered.
Uses: Hedging and screening
Winter Foliage: Evergreen