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Mexican Orange Blossom Care and Prune

Caring For Mexican Orange Blossoms (Choisya ternata)

Choisya ternata Sundance foliage. Click to enlarge

Mexican Orange Blossoms are generally free from pests and diseases and look after themselves quite well. However, give them just a little tender loving care and they will reward you well. One point worth noting is that Choisya ternata is resistant to Honey Fungus.

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Name: jim@GardenAction
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Date posted: October 23, 2011 - 11:57 pm
Message: The animal sounds more like a rabbit. They taste good. Cover with frost cloth in winter.

Name: annie
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Date posted: October 23, 2011 - 07:56 am
Message: Hi, lovely website!I have a CHOYSIA shrub,about 5ft tall,in a raised bed,it didnt flower this year I think becos after last winter's heavy snow,it was dying back at the tips,and I cut away those bits,-Now a creature not sure if its a fox or a cat,is burrowing deep at its root,leaving a gaping hole,which I keep re-filling.1)I hope it will flower again soon,2)how can I stop what ever creature is burrowing there?3)what can I do to protect it this coming winter?Thanks. hope to hear back.

Name: chris mucha
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Date posted: August 28, 2011 - 04:24 am
Message: I have an orange blossom as a hedge on acreage these are beautiful when you get a bit of rain in summer and the orange blossom perfume permeates in the air.However,I have a few rows where they have lost all their green coloured leaves and are quite yellow,can you please advise what could be doing this,as the rest of the hedge is quite green, many thanks Chris.

Name: Valerie Tilley
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Date posted: May 20, 2011 - 09:37 am
Message: You state that this plant has no perfume. Mine smell magnificant. Are there different varieties, some perfumed, others not?

Thank you.

Name: Jean
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Date posted: November 17, 2010 - 06:15 am
Message: Do I have to prune my Choiysa now (Nov) or can it wait until the Spring.� I have a few, some large and some new.