Choisya White Dazzler
Choisya White Dazzler
Mexican Orange

Choisya White Dazzler

£20.00

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Features

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Covering this compact, evergreen shrub, the star-like, single flowers of Choisya White Dazzler resemble orange blossoms and like them emit a marvellously heady scent. This variety has beautifully cut foliage, almost filigree in appearance, which adds interest to a winter border and in summer is a lovely dark foil for herbaceous flowers.
Insights

Obvious from its common name - Mexican Orange - this vibrant shrub is indigenous to the southern areas of North America, spreading across and through the whole of Mexico. It was named after Jacques Denis Choisy, a notable 19th-century Swiss botanist. It is a recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence.

Details

The waxy, white flowers appear in April to May and then again in August to September (if you have deadheaded), attracting native pollinators, particularly bees.

Planting
  • Well drained soil
  • South, east, west facing
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Care

Position in a sunny, protected position, this evergreen is intolerant of frost and cold wind. Requires little pruning but if a gentle trim is needed to shape, do so in late spring after flowering (this encourages autumn blooms) and follow with a mulch.

Scent

Strongly scented flowers and aromatic foliage