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Commonly known as Mexican orange blossom
Attractive aromatic leaves and flowers valued for their scent of orange.
Genus of about 7 species of evergreen shrubs from canyons and rocky slopes in southwestern USA and Mexico.
Attractive to hoverflies and moths.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightGrown for its attractive, aromatic leaves and fragrant, star-shaped flowers.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - bees. Named in honour of Jacques Denis Choisy (1799-1859), Swiss botanist. Member of the same family as citrus and skimmia with aromatic oil glands in the leaves. Does well against a wall.Pests & DiseasesSnails.Place of originSouthwestern USA, Mexico.
Scented PlantsScented flowersScented foliage
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
Buy Varieties of CHOISYA
the first stunning bicoloured choisya with pink and white flowers which are heavily scented in spring. Fine cut leaves
fragrant white flowers with lime-green and gold foliage. Very free flowering
a dome-shaped shrub with bright green leaflets and large flowers, pink in bud, opening white in May and again in late summer
softer yellow foliage and narrower leaves
free flowering and compact cultivar
a new selection from Peter Catt. Very bright golden-yellow, divided leaves. Fragrant white flowers
fragrant white flowers from pink buds
pure white orange blossom; scented
a sport of C.ternata with much larger leaves and flowers
bright gold foliage