Azara Gilt Edge


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Common Name: Box Leafed Azarea
Size: 2-3 Litre
Hardiness: H4
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre

  • Position: Sheltered, in full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Flowering Period: April-May
  • Hardiness: H4
  • Eventual Height: 9m
  • Eventual Spread: 3m

Azara Gilt Edge, commonly known as ‘Box Leafed Azara’ is a small tree known for its beautiful variegated foliage and vanilla scented yellow flowers. Native to the UK, this plant is a popular choice among gardeners and horticulturists for its unique aesthetic and easy maintenance.

This plant has an upright growth habit and can reach up to 9 metres in height. Its leaves are a dark green colour and have striking gold edges, giving it its name. The plant is evergreen, meaning that it maintains its leaves throughout the year, making it a great option for year-round colour in your garden.

This plant prefers to be grown in partial shade to full sun and is tolerant of a wide range of soil types. It is also drought-tolerant, making it a great choice for low-maintenance landscapes. Additionally, it is pest and disease-resistant, making it an easy-care option for any gardener.

Overall, the Azara Gilt Edge is a unique and beautiful addition to any garden. It is perfect for adding a touch of colour and interest to your landscape and can be used as a standalone specimen or planted in groups for a more dramatic effect. With its striking foliage and easy maintenance, this is a must-have for any plant lover.

Caring for your Azara Gilt Edge

  • Light: This plant prefers to be grown in partial shade to full sun. It can tolerate some shade but will produce more vibrant foliage and colour if grown in full sun.
  • Water: This plant is drought-tolerant, and once established, it does not require much water. It is important to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Soil: It is tolerant of a wide range of soil types, but it prefers well-draining soil. If your soil is heavy clay, you may want to amend it with compost or other organic matter to improve drainage.
  • Fertiliser: It does not require regular fertilisation. If you want to give your plant a boost, you can feed it with a slow-release fertiliser once a year in the spring.
  • Pruning: This plant does not require regular pruning, but you can trim off any dead or damaged branches to promote healthy growth.


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