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Variegated Boxleaf Azara

Azara microphylla ‘Variegata’
Azara microphylla ‘Variegata’
Azara microphylla ‘Variegata’

Azara

<i>Azara microphylla</i> ‘Variegata’ <i>Azara microphylla</i> ‘Variegata’

While the species hails from Chile, Azara microphylla ‘Variegata’ originated in Ireland and everything about this evergreen shrub is elegant. Its dainty dark green polished leaves are delicately painted with broad alabaster margins as they cloak sprays of gracefully downward arching branches. Achieving a unique herringbone look, the diminutive leaflets feature smaller, overlapping leaves at their bases and in early spring, tufted flowers laden with the heavenly sweet scent of vanilla.

Slowly growing into a large specimen that emphasizes sophisticated texture and pattern, especially when superimposed against a wall, it begs a sheltered west or south facing site, sulks in hotter climates and can easily be pruned to fit just about any other garden spot.

Blooms March–April.

Size: 13' 0" high x 9' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 8.

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Racy red blooms…
You may be considering ushering some plants with red flowers into your garden bed. If so, we encourage you to be brave and take the plunge! But why, you may ask? For starters, red flowers cast bold accents. Their hot colors add pizazz and passion, while arousing your senses. You can combine red blooms with yellow, magenta or orange-colored flowers to make a spicy statement. If that seems too daring, the addition of green, bronze or silver foliage, as well as lavender, purple or blue-violet blossoms tends to tone them down a bit. However you choose to display them, they are sure to draw attention!

Flowers to fall in love with…
Our Valentine’s Day newsletter includes plants whose blooms range from dreamy pastel pink and lilac to crimson, blue violet and purple. These diverse, easily grown gems have stolen our hearts, and we hope they will charm you as well!

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