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Mexican Orange Blossom in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Choisya

 

Mexican Orange Blossom

Choisya is an evergreen shrub with aromatic leaves and citrus-scented fragrant star-shaped white flowers from Mid Spring to early Summer, and sometimes re-blooming in mid Autumn

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plant Features
  • Mexican Orange Blossom likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Mexican Orange Blossom likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Mexican Orange Blossom is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Mexican Orange Blossom likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Mexican Orange Blossom

Latin name

Choisya

type

Shrub

family

Rutaceae

ph

6.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Mexican Orange Blossom likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Mexican Orange Blossom is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Mexican Orange Blossom likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Mexican Orange Blossom likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Mexican Orange Blossom is 1.50meters x 1.80meters 1.50 M 1.80 M

Choisya

Choisya is an evergreen shrub with aromatic leaves and citrus-scented fragrant star-shaped white flowers from Mid Spring to early Summer, and sometimes re-blooming in mid Autumn


Flowering

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Choisya flower from mid Spring to early Summer, and sometimes re-bloom in Autumn

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

The key to survival of this plant in cooler climes is positioning. They need to be planted in a site where the plant is sheltered from wind, and is in full sun. They will tolerate a bit of frost (to -5 deg.C) provided they are sheltered from wind - the combination of wind and cold will kill them. Generally unfussy about soil type, but do not like very acid soil or very alkaline soil. The best time to plant them is late Spring, when rainfall is likely to be sufficient to help them establish

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Spring or early Summer. Cut, neatly, a 4" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, pinch out the tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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