Mexican Orange

Common name

Mexican Orange

Botanical name

Choysia ternata

Variety

na

Zone

USDA Zone 8 (10°F) to USDA Zone 11 (40°F)

Light

Sun

Height

5-7ft (1.5-2.1 m)

Habit

Shrubby

Feed

Fertilize in the spring

Water

Water weekly during dry spells

Bloom Color

White

Bloom Time

Spring-summer

Maintenance

Mulch to reduce weeds

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About

Snowy white spring blooms are deliciously fragrant and are nicely set off by the glossy green foliage. Flowers also attact butterflies and are wonderful in a bouquet. A fast-growing small shrub that looks great in the perennial garden or mixed shrub planting. Mexican Orange can also be clipped and used as a privacy screen or hedge--but prune right after flowering to avoid removing next season's flowers.

Companion Plants

Kohuhu

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