Herb latin name: Azara microphylla


Family: Flacourtiaceae



Edible parts of Azara microphylla:

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

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Shrub

Height:
6 m
(20 feet)

Flowering:
February
to April


Scent:
Scented
Shrub

Habitat of the herb:

Lakesides and along the edges of Nothofagus forests.

Propagation of Azara microphylla:

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. It usually germinates within 1 - 3 months at 15C, though it can take 18 months. 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. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 7 - 10cm with a heel, November in a cold frame. Takes 12 months. Layering in spring. Takes 6 - 9 months.

Cultivation of the herb:

Lakesides and along the edges of Nothofagus forests.

Medicinal use of Azara microphylla:

None known

Known hazards of Azara microphylla:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.