Mexican Orange Blossom
Also known as
Mexican Orange Flower, Mexican Sun Blossom, Mexican-Orange
Funchal, Monte - Choisya ternata (Orangenblume) IMG 1974 by Hedwig Storch (CC BY-SA 3.0)
10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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Mexican Orange Blossom Overview
Choisya ternata is a bushy, evergreen shrub commonly called Mexican orange blossom, Mexican orange flower or Mexican orange due to the resemblance between their flowers and orange trees. Originating from southern North America through Mexico, this species typically reaches around 1.5-2.5m tall and wide. Leaves are dark green and shiny, divided into 3 wide leaflets. Flowers are scented, star-shaped, with 4-7 petals and measure approximately 3-5cm wide. Frequently planted as an ornamental garden plant in mild climates, this species is reasonably frost hardy. It has a Royal Horticultural Society hardiness rating of 4.
Common problems with Mexican Orange Blossom
Generally disease free.
How to propagate Mexican Orange Blossom
Special features of Mexican Orange Blossom
Provides shelter for bird life.
A favourite for garden hedging. The shiny foliage provides a thick barrier and provides shelter for bird life.
Other uses of Mexican Orange Blossom
Foliage fragrance. Garden. Summer/Autumn interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.