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Mexican Orange Blossom

Choisya ternata

Pronunciation: choy-zee-a ter-NAH-ta
SKU #02435

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Description A handsome evergreen shrub for warm climates with fragrant orange blossom-like flowers and glossy, soft green leaves that emit a pleasant citrus odor when crushed. The naturally mounded form with dense branching and foliage is excellent for use in foundation plantings and perennial borders.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Early Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and slightly wider.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Hillside
Design Ideas This is the quintessential foundation broadleaf evergreen shrub for covering vents, utilities and exposed footings. Makes a beautiful backgrounder for perennial beds and breaks up long fence lines with glossy foliage. Lustrous quality is a fine filler for tropical inspired landscapes that need specific look. Trim form is equally at home in semi-formal traditional suburban landscaping.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants California Lilac (Ceanothus); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Loroptalum (Loropetalum); Iris (Iris); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
Care Grows easily in slightly acidic, fertile, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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