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Golden Mexican Orange Blossom

Choisya ternata 'Sundance'

Also known as

Mexican orange

Photo by Jo.Baker (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Golden Mexican Orange Blossom Overview

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' is an evergreen mound forming shrub that is frequently chosen for its bright yellow leaves which emit a citrus aromatic oil when crushed. In spring it produces clusters of small white flowers which have a delicate orange fragrance, giving it its common name of Golden Mexican Orange Blossom. This low maintenance plant loves a sunny, sheltered position and needs very little water once established. Lightly clip after the flowers have finished to maintain a pleasing shape and encourage more brightly coloured new growth. This plant is sometimes sold with the names Choisya 'Lich' or 'Choisya 'Brica'

Common problems with Golden Mexican Orange Blossom

Generally disease free

How to harvest Golden Mexican Orange Blossom

Generally not harvested, stems can be cut to include in floral arrangements as required.

How to propagate Golden Mexican Orange Blossom

Cuttings

Take semi-hardwood cuttings in summer.

Special features of Golden Mexican Orange Blossom

Attractive leaves

Hedge plant

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

Other uses of Golden Mexican Orange Blossom

Foliage, fragrance. Summer/Autumn interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.