Common Name:box-leaf azara, chinchin
Type: Evergreen shrub or tree.
Size: 12 to 18 ft. high; 8 to 12 ft. wide.
Flowers: Fluffy yellow tiny fragrant flowers smell like chocolate or vanilla, late winter, tiny orange-red fruit; evergreen leaves are shiny, round, and dark green.
Uses: Flat branching lends itself to espalier or wall plant; also background shrub/tree. Tolerates salt spray, heat, but not wind.
Wildlife: Fruit for wildlife.
Soil: Tolerates a variety, but should be well-drained.
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: Prune after bloom to control branching.
Pests & Diseases: (None found.)
Notes: Native to lakesides and woodland edges in Chile and Argentina. Hardy to 10° F.