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Choisya ternata

Choisya ternata is an evergreen shrub. It is from the Rutaceae family of plants. It is native to Mexico. It is sometimes called, Mexican Orange Blossom, Mexican Orange, or Choisya grandiflora.

It can grow up to 10ft or 3m. Choisya ternata flowers are fragrant, star-shaped white flowers that appear in spring, depending on the climate you might get more flowers in autumn. The leaves are glossy green and divided into three leaflets and are also fragrant.

Choisya ternata, Mexican Orange Blossom
Choisya ternata or Mexican Orange Blossom

Choisya ternata is drought-tolerant and it can tolerate temperatures down to -10°C or 14°F. Plant it in full sun and in well-drained soil. It is usually disease-free, but watch out for red spider mite and snails. Propagate Choisya ternata by semi-hardwood cuttings. You can prune right after flowering to encourage more flowers.

Choisya ternata
Mexican Orange Blossom
Mexican Orange Blossom

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