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Mexican Orange


A compact shrub with dark green leaves and fragrant, orange-blossom scented, white flowers that appear late winter or early spring and bloom for at least two months followed by sporadic flowers in summer. Attracts bees. Attractive informal hedge or screen. Full sun in milder climates.

Choisya ternata

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf fragrance : Yes

Leaf texture : Palmate

Leaf length : 1 1/2-3"

Leaf shape : Fan-shaped of

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower fragrance : Yes - orange blossoms

Flower width : 1 - 1 1/4"

Flower shape : Star-shaped

Flower color : White

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 6-8 ft.

Average size maturity height : 6-8 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -15 to -10 F( Z5b)

Sunset zone : 6-9, 14-24

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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