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Choisya 'Aztec Pearl' Mexican orange

Choisya 'Aztec Pearl' (Mexican orange 'Aztec Pearl')
Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Choisya 'Aztec Pearl'

Other names: Mexican orange 'Aztec Pearl'

Genus: Choisya Choisya

Variety or Cultivar: 'Aztec Pearl' _ 'Aztec Pearl' is a small evergreen shrub with bright green leaves and white fragrant flowers flushed pink when in bud.


Choisya 'Aztec Pearl' is: Evergreen

Flower: White, Flushed pink in Spring; White, Flushed pink in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Fragrance: Flowers are fragrant, as is the foliage when crushed.

Habit: Bushy, Rounded

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

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Specific pests: Glasshouse red spider mite , Snails Glasshouse red spider mite , Snails

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning: Pruning group 8. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Choisya 'Aztec Pearl' (Mexican orange 'Aztec Pearl') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: City, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Grow in well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Choisya 'Aztec Pearl'

Other names: Mexican orange 'Aztec Pearl'

Genus: Choisya Choisya

Variety or Cultivar: 'Aztec Pearl' _ 'Aztec Pearl' is a small evergreen shrub with bright green leaves and white fragrant flowers flushed pink when in bud.


Choisya 'Aztec Pearl' is: Evergreen

Flower: White, Flushed pink in Spring; White, Flushed pink in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Fragrance: Flowers are fragrant, as is the foliage when crushed.

Habit: Bushy, Rounded

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Glasshouse red spider mite , Snails

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning: Pruning group 8. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Choisya 'Aztec Pearl' (Mexican orange 'Aztec Pearl') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: City, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Grow in well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Mine died

I had one of these at a previous house, which was still going strong when we moved, by which time the plant was 10 years old. I planted one in our new garden, and it lasted 3 years. It grew very well, as Choisyas do, then last year the leaves started dying off and by the end of the year it was totally dead, all the leaves dried up and the branches all grey looking. I chopped all the branches off today, but there was no life in it at all. My husband then uprooted the plant which was totally dead.

Any ideas what has caused this. I should say it is planted in a border that runs between us and next door's garden (sort of open plan). Their garden and the part of the border they claim is riddled with weeds, ground elder etc. and despite my best efforts to keep my side of the border clear, they don't seem to care. Surely ground elder and other weeds wouldn't kill a choisya shrub....

choisya

I have had this plant in a largeish container for 4 years and it still has not grown. I have only seen tiny flowers twice and I am at a loss as to what I am doing wrong....

Choisya Aztec Pearl (Mexican Orange)

I have one of these in my garden. I moved it last year to a 'full sun' site. However, it has done nothing since and does not look very happy (not sure if it is dead or not!). It has not grown and the buds have stayed pink and not opened into flowers. Have I mortally wounded it?!...
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