Mexican Orange Blossom

Choisya ternata

Mexican Orange Blossom - Choisya ternata

Common Name: Mexican Orange Blossom
Genus: Choisya
Species: ternata

This plant's genus is named after M. Choisy who was a botanist from Geneva.

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.50 m (250 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Wonderfully scented, star-shaped white flowers appear in late spring among glossy, aromatic dark green leaves. This handsome, compact and easy-to-grow shrub is a valuable garden mainstay for a protected site in sun or part shade, although in shade it may not flower. The glossy evergreen leaves provide an excellent backdrop for medium-sized perennials and pale-grey or purple foliage plants.

Garden Care: Prune established plants in spring, immediately after flowering, removing 25 - 30cm (10 - 12in) of the flowered stems. This encourages a second flush of flowers in late-summer and autumn. At the same time, remove any frost-damaged stems to the base.


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