Belfast Botanic Gardens Tree Archive

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This is one of a series of short articles about trees in the Belfast Botanic Gardens compiled by the Friends group.
Family: Salicaceae
Azara serrata Ruiz & Pav.
Saw-toothed azara

54o 35.014N
5o 55.959W
The Azara genus is in the willow family (Salicaceae). 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 Botyanic Gardens Leaves of Azara serrata
Azara serrata in Belfast Botanic Gardens Leaves of Azara serrata
Flowers of Azara serrata detail of flowers 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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