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Choisya ternata (Mexican Orange Blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican Orange Blossom)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Choisya ternata Description

This attractive evergreen shrub is ideal in the border, for screening, or as a specimen. Citrus scented white blossoms are borne throughout spring, and lush dark green foliage produces an attractive scent. 1.8m wide x 1.5m


Choisya ternata - Cultivation Notes

Choiysa is slightly tender - so it should be planted in a partially sheltered location in full or partial sun. This evergreen shrub will flourish in most soils, as long as they are reasonably fertile as well as well drained. Trim to shape in late spring.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Choisya ternata:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Choisya ternata:

  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Evergreen shrub suitable suitable for training up a wall
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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