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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Fruit[1]. No further details are given. The fruit is very small, about 3mm in diameter according to one report[2] and about 5mm according to another[3].

Fruit

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Azara microphylla.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Azara microphylla.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Secondary canopy

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - can be sown in a greenhouse or cold frame at any time of the year, though late winter or as soon as the seed is ripe are probably the best times to sow[4]. It usually germinates within 1 - 3 months at 15°c, though it can take 18 months[4]. When large enough to handle, pot the seedlings up into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts, and consider giving them some protection from the cold for their first winter or two outdoors.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[5]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 7 - 10cm with a heel, November in a cold frame[6]. Takes 12 months[6].

Layering in spring. Takes 6 - 9 months[6].

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Cultivation

Prefers a position in sun or light shade in a deep humus rich soil[2], but succeeds in ordinary garden soil[4]. Succeeds in almost any soil so long as it is not very wet or very dry[5]. Flowers better in a warm sheltered position[2]. Plants are subject to windburn if they are not in a sheltered position[2].

This species is generally hardy in the open in Britain, tolerating temperatures down to about -15°c[7], though young plants are less hardy[3]. The new growth in spring can be damaged by late frosts[5]. Cultivated for its edible fruit in Chile[1].

The flowers are sweetly fragrant and vanilla scented[7][8].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Azara microphylla. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Azara microphylla.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Azara microphylla
Genus
Azara
Family
Flacourtiaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
8
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    6 x 5 meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 ? Encyclopaedia Britannica. 15th edition. ()
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.2 Grey-Wilson. C. & Matthews. V. Gardening on Walls Collins ISBN 0-00-219220-0 (1983-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.2 Rice. G. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 2. Thompson and Morgan. (1988-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.2 Davis. B. Climbers and Wall Shrubs. Viking. ISBN 0-670-82929-3 (1990-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.16.2 Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.1 Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30258-2 (1989-00-00)
    8. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)
    9. ? Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PFAFimport-11

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