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CHOISYA x dewitteana 'Aztec Gold'

Commonly known as Mexican orange blossom

Fragrant white flowers with lime-green and gold foliage. Very free flowering
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - 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 - produces flowers 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) across in axillary cymes of 3-6 blooms
  • 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
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - bees
  • Pests & Diseases - snails
  • Place of origin - southwestern USA, Mexico
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Gold -
  • Leaf form - Palmate - see photos above
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Linear - see photos above
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • 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
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