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Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl' (Mexican Orange)

Mexican Orange 'Aztec Pearl'


Award-winning Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl' (Mexican Orange) is a small evergreen shrub of open rounded habit with aromatic, glossy, bright green leaves composed of 3 narrow leaflets. A profusion of sweet-smelling, star-shaped, pink flushed to white flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), held in small clusters, bloom in late spring to early summer and again in the fall. Rich in nectar, they are greatly appreciated by bees and butterflies. Both flowers and leaves enjoy the divine fragrance of orange blossoms. This shrub is usually grown as a hedge or as a specimen plant or foundation plant.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 8 ft. tall and wide (240 cm).
  • Easily grown in fertile, well-drained soils in full sun. Provide a sheltered location, protected from cold winter winds. Drought tolerant and rabbit resistant
  • Great for wall-side borders, shrub borders, hedges, city gardens or even containers.
  • Virtually disease free. Keep an eye out for glasshouse red spider mite or by snails
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Prune stems immediately after flowering to encourage an additional rebloom

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 10
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Choisya - Mexican Oranges
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Late)
Height 7' – 8' (210cm – 240cm)
Spread 7' – 8' (210cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 10
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Choisya - Mexican Oranges
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Late)
Height 7' – 8' (210cm – 240cm)
Spread 7' – 8' (210cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Mediterranean Garden

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