Mexican Orange Blossom

Choisya ternata

SKU
02435
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationchoy-zee-a ter-NAH-ta
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and slightly wider.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Hillside, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Loroptalum (Loropetalum); Iris (Iris); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

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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