Choisya ternata

Mexican orange blossom

Choisya ternata

Mexican orange blossom

  • available to order from autumn
  • 2 litre pot
  • £14.99
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  • Standard £4.95
  • Position: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering Period: May, often with a second flush in late summer or autumn
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    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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