Choisya

Choisya spp.

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Choisya is a small genus of around 5 evergreen shrubs commonly called Mexican orange or Mexican orange blossom due to the resemblance between their flowers and those of orange trees. This genus comes from Southern North America through to Mexico and grows between 1-3m tall. Flowers are star-shaped, scented and between 3-5cm wide, with 4-7 petals and borne in late spring through summer. This genus is popular as ornamental garden plants in mild climates.

Planning

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn, Spring

Propagation

Cuttings

Semi-hardwood cuttings.

Special features

Hedge plant

The shiny foliage of these species provide a thick barrier and shelter for bird life.

Attracts birds

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Chalk, Clay

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Rutaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Mild

Problems

Generally disease free.