Azorella compacta Phil.
Azorella compacta is a shrub.
Azorella compacta was described by Rudolph Amandus Philippi in 1891. The name is considered as validly published.
The comparatively slow-growing and long-lived shrubs reach heights of 80 to 150 centimetres.
Wood and Bark
Azorella compacta is evergreen. The dark-green, simple leaves are in rosettes. They are ovate, entire and sessile.
Flowers and Fruits
Azorella compacta produces umbels of yellow five-stellate flowers.
The shrubs produce achenes.
Azorella compacta is native to Peru, Bolivia, Northeast Chile and Argentina.
The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-loamy and comparatively poor. They tolerate temperatures down to -12Â°C (USDA zone 8).
The shrubs are suited for cultivation in a alpine house. Suited for rockeries.
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by sowing seed in a cold frame in autumn or by cuttings in spring.
Pests and Diseases
Honeydew, galls and distorted leaves are a sign for an infestation with aphids. Use an insecticide or control biologically , e.g. with parasitic wasps or predators such as Aphidoletes aphidimyza.
Fine webs on the plants indicate an infestation with red spider mites. These sap-sucking insects mainly appear under glass and can be controlled either with insecticide or biologically with parasitic mites.
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