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Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom)

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Choisya ternata 'Sundance' CHOY-zee-ah ter-NAY-tah Common Name: Mexican orange blossom Genus: Choisya
'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 characteristics: Use 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.
Care: Holds 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.
Propagation: Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems: Infrequent. Aphids occasionally.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Pace Slow Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Fragrant Flowers; Native; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Fall; Late Spring; Late Summer; Spring; Summer
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage;Evergreen
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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