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Mexican orange blossom

Choisya ternata 'Sundance'

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‘Sundance’ Mexican orange blossom is an evergreen, compact shrub with white, fragrant flowers borne in late spring, and again in late summer and autumn. Groups of three little leaflets give the young yellow-green foliage a pleasing pattern, while the waxy, glossy texture adds a luminous quality.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsUse in a mixed border, as a foundation plant, or as a specimen in a container. Foliage is great for flower arrangements, especially if fall-harvested.

CareHolds its color best in morning sun. Prefers well-drained, fertile soil. Fertilize with well-rotted manure or compost at planting time and top-dress in spring.

PropagationRoot semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

ProblemsInfrequent. Aphids occasionally.

  • Genus : Choisya
  • Zones : 10, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Uses : Containers
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Late Spring, Late Summer, Spring, Summer
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Foliage
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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