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Choisya arizonica

Mexican orange

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.75m to 1m
  • Spread0.65m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Choisya arizonica (Mexican orange). This species will produce a broad bushy evergreen shrub, the leaves are linear and grey-green. The flowers are produced in axillary corymbs of white blooms in late spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

USA and Mexico

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in well-drained fertile soil, with a position in full sun.

Propagation

Plant the root semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for snails which they are prone to.

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