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Rutaceae

Choisya

CHOY-zee-ah
Choisysa ternata

Evergreen shrubs in about 8 species grown for their aromatic, sometimes glossy leaves, and their fragrant, starry white flowers that attract butterflies. Grow in a border, against a warm wall, or in a cool greenhouse. Some cultivars have yellow foliage or pinkish flowers.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsEvergreen, aromatic leaves and fragrant flowers. Native to canyons and rocky areas in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.

CareGrow in full sun or light shade in fertile, well-drained soil. In the greenhouse, site in full light and water freely during the growing season.

PropagationPropagate by rooting semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

ProblemsSlugs and snails are apt to damage plants.

Species and cultivars

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