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Choisya ternata

Mexican orange

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  • Choisya ternata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Choisya ternata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Choisya ternata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.5m to 2m
  • Spread1.5m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Choisya ternata (Mexican orange). This is a compact bushy round, evergreen shrub which is a native to the highlands of Mexico. It will produce obovate to fan-shaped glossy dark green leaves. The flowers are fragrant, white, star-shaped and born in clusters in the spring and again in the autumn.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Foliage fragrance. Garden. Summer/Autumn interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • Choisya ternata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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  • Choisya ternata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will prefer a sunny spot with fertile well drained soil.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey Fungus.

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