Azara microphylla 'Variegata'
Variegated Boxleaf Azara
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, slow growing, to about 10 ft (3 m) tall (in time twice that), fountain-like shape and arching branches. Leaves alternate but may appear as 2-ranked, small, about 12 mm long, a good portion of the leaf width edged with a creamy white variegation. Flowers very small, lack petals, greenish sepals and yellow stamens.
- Sun in coastal areas, avoid hot inland locations, needs summer irrigation.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8.