The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


The Plants

Choisya ternata

mexican orange blossom

Photo of Choisya ternata


Fragrant white flowers appear in late spring among glossy, aromatic, dark green leaves. This handsome, compact and easy-to-grow shrub is a valuable garden mainstay for a protected site in sun or part shade, although in shade it may not flower.


  • Shrubs

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Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Containers
  • Mediterranean style garden

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Winter interest
  • Attractive to bees
  • Scented foliage
  • Scented flowers

Care instructions

Grow in any fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Prune established plants in spring immediately after flowering, removing 25-30cm of the flowered stems. This encourages a second flush of flowers in late-summer and autumn


Size: Medium

Pot size: 5 litre

Eventual height: 250cm

Eventual spread: 250cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West
  • North

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline