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Choisya Genus

Mexican orange

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Choisya genus (Mexican orange). This genus has around 8 species of evergreen shrubs. The leaves have about 3-7 leaflets. The inflorescences are borne in clusters of fragrant star-shaped white flowers.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Fragrants

Other common names

Mexican orange blossom

Origin

USA and Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers, can be used for flower arranging. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are frost to fully hardy, and in most areas will need some shelter. They will require full sun and fertile well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus and snails can be a problem.

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