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botanical name:
Azara microphylla
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common name:  Chin-chin, Roblecillo
family:  Flacourtiaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 6.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit:
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Large evergreen shrub with an open, tree-like habit. Small dark green leaves arranged in fan like sprays. Tiny yellow, vanilla scented flowers in spring.

Prefers a sheltered position in sun or light shade as windburn may occur in exposed locations. Likes a deep humus rich soil, but will grow in most ordinary garden soils which are neither very wet or very dry.
Mature plants may tolerate quite low temperatures, down to about -15°C, but young plants are less hardy. New spring growth can be damaged by late frosts.
Can be effectively trained as a wall shrub.

By seed or cuttings.

other notes:
Native to Chile

pronounced: a-ZAR-ruh my-kro-FIL-uh
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