Mexican Orange Blossom
|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.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and slightly wider.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|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.|
|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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.