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Azara serrata
  • RHS AGM

saw-toothed azara

An evergreen shrub with glossy, oval, serrate leaves and dense clusters of fragrant deep yellow flowers in summer, occasionally followed by white berries

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Green White
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Salicaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Azara are evergreen shrubs or small trees with simple leaves, often in unequal pairs, and very small, fragrant yellow flowers with prominent stamens in clusters or spikes from the leaf axils, occasionally followed by white or pale purple berries

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Chile

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How to grow

Cultivation

Favours a sheltered position in sun or partial shade with a deep, humus-rich soil

Propagation

Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings or by layering

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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