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Mexican Orange

Snowy white spring blooms are deliciously fragrant and are nicely set off by the glossy green foliage. Flowers also attact butterflies and are wonderful in a bouquet. A fast-growing small shrub that looks great in the perennial garden or mixed shrub planting. Mexican Orange can also be clipped and used as a privacy screen or hedge--but prune right after flowering to avoid removing next season's flowers.

Companion Plants


Yaupon Holly


Plant Details

  • Common name

    Mexican Orange

  • Botanical name

    Choysia ternata

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 8 (10°F) to USDA Zone 11 (40°F)

  • Light


  • Height

    5-7ft (1.5-2.1 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Fertilize in the spring

  • Water

    Water weekly during dry spells

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Mulch to reduce weeds

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Evan D.'s collection