CHOISYA x dewitteana 'Apple Blossom'

Commonly known as Mexican orange blossom

The first stunning bicoloured choisya with pink and white flowers which are heavily scented in spring. Fine cut leaves
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    3-5 linear leaflets to 8cm (3in) long
  • Bicolor
    White and pink
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    60cm (2ft)
  • 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

CHOISYA x dewitteana 'Apple Blossom'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant. Attracts bees
    Pests & Diseases
    Snails
    Place of origin
    Southwestern USA, Mexico. Garden origin. UK. Peter Moore, Longstock Nursery, Hampshire
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • 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
  60cm (2ft)
 

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