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Azorella trifurcata - (Gaertn.)Hook.f.

Common Name
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Coastal sands and gravels, streambanks, dry Empetrum heath and forest margins to 200 metres in Tierra Del Fuego and north to latitude 37°south[69].
Range Southern S. America - Argentina, Chile
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Azorella trifurcata


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Azorella trifurcata is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7. It is in leaf all year. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

Root - raw or cooked[69].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a position in full sun in a well-drained gritty soil[200]. This species is hardy to at least -17°c[200]. Plants form dense cushions up to 45cm in diameter[69]. There is some confusion over the correct name for this species. Some books suggest that it should be called Bolax glebaria, though the new RHS Dictionary of Gardening shows them as two distinct species[200].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in late winter in a cold frame. Grow on for at least the first winter in a greenhouse or frame and plant out in late spring. Division.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Azorella caespitosa Perennial0.2 -  LNDM211
Azorella diapensioidesLlaretaShrub1.0 - SLNDM002
Azorella filamentosa Perennial0.2 -  LNDM10 
Azorella fuegiana Perennial0.1 -  LNDM10 
Azorella lycopodioides Perennial0.3 -  LNDM10 
Azorella selago Perennial0.6 -  LNDM10 
Azorella yareta Perennial0.0 -  LNDM001

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Readers comment

Ryan   Wed Dec 31 2008

I am a grower and this plant can be propagated by division as it is a groundcover.

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