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Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom 'Sundance')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8ft 2in
Max height
8ft 2in
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Choisya ternata 'Sundance'

Other names

Mexican orange blossom 'Sundance', Choisya ternata 'Lich' , Choisya ternata 'Moonsleeper', Choisya ternata 'Brica'

Genus

Choisya Choisya

Variety or Cultivar

Sundance _ Sundance is a bushy, rounded, evergreen shrub with palmate leaves divided into three ovate to oblong, glossy, stalkless, bright yellow to yellow-green leaflets. Small corymbs of fragrant, white flowers bloom in late spring, and again from late summer into autumn.


Choisya ternata 'Sundance' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant, as is the foliage when crushed.

Habit

Bushy, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Yellow-green, Bright-yellow in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Snails Glasshouse red spider mite , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom 'Sundance') will reach a height of 8ft 2in and a spread of 8ft 2in 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

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Choisya ternata 'Sundance'

Other names

Mexican orange blossom 'Sundance', Choisya ternata 'Lich' , Choisya ternata 'Moonsleeper', Choisya ternata 'Brica'

Genus

Choisya Choisya

Variety or Cultivar

Sundance _ Sundance is a bushy, rounded, evergreen shrub with palmate leaves divided into three ovate to oblong, glossy, stalkless, bright yellow to yellow-green leaflets. Small corymbs of fragrant, white flowers bloom in late spring, and again from late summer into autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant, as is the foliage when crushed.

Habit

Bushy, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Yellow-green, Bright-yellow in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican orange blossom 'Sundance') will reach a height of 8ft 2in and a spread of 8ft 2in 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

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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my choisya 9/16

(04/05/2012)

May 2014

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (29/04/2011)

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(03/04/2011)

Kitchen Garden to left of Conservatory, under climbing jasmine photo taken July 2014

Back Garden , partial shade under giant chestnut tree photo taken July 2014

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