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Azorella trifurcata

three-forked emerald carpet

An evergreen perennial with overlapping small dark green rosettes of deeply cut, robust leaves. Makes very good weed surpressing groundcover. In spring or summer, tiny yellow clusters of flowers appear

Synonyms
Azorella glebaria misapplied
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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Chalk
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Apiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Name status

Correct

Plant range
Chile to Argentina

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a gritty, well-drained soil in full sun. Ideal for a scree bed, gravel garden, or rock garden

Propagation

Propagate by seed in autumn or root rosettes in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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