Azorella trifurcata (Gaertn.) Pers.
Azorella trifurcata is a perennial.
Azorella trifurcata was already described and the name validly published by Joseph Gaertner. It was Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1805.
The perennials have a pulvinate (cushion-formig) habit and reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.
Azorella trifurcata is evergreen. The green leaves are alternate. They are linear. The leaves are around 5 centimetres large and have a glabrous surface.
Flowers and Fruits
Azorella trifurcata produces umbels of white five-stellate flowers from June to July.
The perennials produce achenes.
Azorella trifurcata is native to Chile and Argentina.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be gritty loam with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -12Â°C (USDA zone 8).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
Azorella trifurcata is considered a very valuable wild perennial. The recommended planting distance is 20 to 30 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 10 to more than 15. Suited for rockeries and for roof greening, as well as suited as a neighbour to roses, cemetery plant, groundcover, container plant, slope plant and as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
- Winter protection may be necessary.
Propagate by cuttings or by division.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.