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Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'

Mexican orange

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Aromatic foliage



Skill level


Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'

Plant details

This well-loved evergreen shrub from Mexico enjoys warm conditions. Choisya x dewitteana ‘Aztec Pearl’ is an evergreen shrub with fragrant white flowers and aromatic leaves. In mild gardens, it will reach full size in the open, but elsewhere plants benefit from shelter, as cold winds damage foliage and restricts growth. The bushes look attractive at all times, but especially when covered with the very fragrant white blooms. Shorten stems by 25-30cm after flowering to encourage a second flush in autumn.

Family: Rutaceae

Genus: Choisya

Species: dewitteana

Cultivar: Aztec Pearl

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 250cm

Time to take cuttings: April to July

Flowering period: April to May, August to September

Reader reviews


Hello there. I find this scrapbook really handy as I am doing the RHS Diploma in Horticulture at Regents Park. The plant Identity is always a bit of a challenge.

The scrapbook would be even better if it could be divided into dofferent sections. Is it possible to do this?


Robert Tunmore


Good all round plant with a scent. Not for the front of border. Flowers are small but pretty. I cut mine back from 6ft to 3ft with no problems.

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