Choisya ternata description:
Lots of fragrant white flowers in the autumn, and then on and off through the winter and on into the spring.
The foliage has a fantastic smell of oranges.
Good for the back of a border or for screening sheds, walls or fences.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
Common name: Mexican Orange Blossom.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Shrubs do cover the ground, but they are not a ‘ground cover plant’ because they add height and structure to a garden.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates chalky soil and acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Normal moisture or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy, but put it in a sheltered spot to prevent the leaves from getting ‘burnt’ by severe weather.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 150 to 250 cm.
Spread 150 to 250 cm.