Azara dentata Ruiz & Pavon

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Azara dentata' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/azara/azara-dentata/). Accessed 2024-06-19.

Genus

Glossary

alternate
Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Azara dentata' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/azara/azara-dentata/). Accessed 2024-06-19.

An evergreen shrub 8 to 12 ft high, sometimes a low tree, with downy branchlets. Leaves alternate, ovate or oval, 1 to 112 in. long, deep shining green above, very downy beneath, furnished with stipules; both the leaves and stipules are toothed. Flowers fragrant, borne on short, branching corymbs, the yellow stamens, as in A. petiolaris, giving the flower whatever beauty it possesses. A rather tender shrub, introduced from Chile about 1830. It is only hardy against a wall at Kew, and was killed or badly damaged in many gardens in the cold winters of 1961–3. It survived both at Edinburgh, however, and is 10 ft high there in a sheltered position. The leaves have a bitter taste.