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CHOISYA x dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'

Commonly known as Mexican orange blossom

A dome-shaped shrub with bright green leaflets and large flowers, pink in bud, opening white in May and again in late summer
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - dark-green leaves with 3-5 linear leaflets, to 8cm (3in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - compact habit. Produces flowers 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) across in axillary cymes of 3-6
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - abundant nectar for bees. Can flower again in late summer if flowering stems are shortened by 25-30cms (10-12ins)
  • Pests & Diseases - snails.
  • Place of origin - garden origin. UK.1982. Bred by Peter Moore for Hillier Nurseries.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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Choisya - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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