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Choisya ternata
Common Name: Mexican Mock Orange Family: Rutaceae (The Citrus Family)

Choisya ternata
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A compact, rounded, evergreen shrub to about six feet in height with attractive, glossy leaves each divided into three leaflets (ternata means grouped in threes). Clusters of small, white, fragrant flowers appear in spring and sometimes again in summer. Good for hedging.


Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Chalky soils, often near the sea. Highlands.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-11  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Physocarpus opulifolius "'Coppertina'"

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