Belfast Botanic Gardens Tree Archive

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This series of short articles about trees in the Belfast Botanic Gardens is compiled by members of the Friends group and Gardens staff. We aim to build up to a comprehensive archive of trees in Belfast Botanic Gardens. Each article illustrates a tree growing in Belfast Botanic Gardens together with information from a range of sources. Where possible we will give the tree tag number - these are the small aluminium discs, usually fixed on the tree trunk, 2 to 3m above ground level.
Azara serrata

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54 deg 35.014N
5 deg 55.959W
The Azara genus is in the Flacourtiaceae family. There are about 10 species of Azara all from South America where they grow on the margins of rainforest and on damp rocky slopes. Two species are commonly seen in cultivation in the UK, this one and Azara microphylla which grows beside this one in the Botanic Gardens. The flowers have 4 to 5 sepals, no petals and up to 50 stamens which give the flowers their bright yellow colour. A shrub for sheltered gardens.
Azara serrata in Belfast Botanic Gardens Leaves of Azara serrata
Flowers of Azara serrata Flowers of Azara serrata

Photos taken in Belfast Botanic Gardens in 2016. Copyright: Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.

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