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Choisya ternata

  • Evergreen. Aromatic yellow-green leaves
  • Flowers May-June
  • Informal garden hedging.
  • Max. Height: 2.5m
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Pot Grown Delivery Only: Year Round
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Choisya ternata 'Sundance', Mexican Orange Blossom Hedging

Bring a ray or two of sunshine into the spring garden with Choisya ternata 'Sundance', a hardy, aromatic shrub with dense, deliciously glossy evergreen leaves that start off yellow and mature to lime green. They give off a pleasant, basil-like smell when you clip them and are ideal to plant around a seated area. By itself, it naturally forms an attractive mound, and it will happily grow into a decent, informal hedge. It has white, honey-orange scented flowers in May and June, sometimes longer.

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  • Evergreen, scented leaves. Start yellow, mature to lime green.
  • Honey-orange scented flowers May-June
  • Any well drained soil with decent sun.
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Pot-Grown: Year round delivery

Growing 'Sundance' Choisya

Suitable for any soil with decent drainage, it tolerates light shade, but looks best in full sun. Its hardiness is rated H4, so it can be grown in a sheltered location anywhere apart from the coldest Scotland inland locations.

A light trim at the end of flowering in June will keep your Choisya in shape. If you are in a warm mild location and take the time to deadhead the flowers promptly, you may get a modest second flush in late summer.

In the unlikely event that your plants are damaged by a harsh winter, you can hard prune them in Spring.

Spacing a Choisya hedge: 2 plants per metre, 50cm apart, is good: they are naturally bushy and like a bit of room.

They are resistant to most British plant diseases and pests, including Honey Fungus. The only threat should be slugs and snails, so some sluggo may come in handy.

In Your Garden Design

What a fresh appearance a young 'Sundance' has, as the glossy new foliage emerges in a butter yellow, even more effective in a semi-shaded area or when it is grown as a hedge. The sweet-scented flowers are a bonus to the bees. And they are great as cut flowers. An excellent companion plant is ceanothus lemon and lime and they always compliment spring bulbs including daffodils, dwarf irises and tulips. Cotoneaster horizontalis can make a striking backdrop trailed against a wall. They also pair well with a hebe like rhubarb and custard.

Did You Know?

This plant can't quite decide what to be called: it is also sold under the names 'Lich', 'Brica' and 'Moonsleeper'.

What to expect

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Bareroot plants have no soil around the roots. They are light, easy to carry and plant.

Perfect for Winter

The ground tends to be wet in winter, ideal for planting bareroot plants.

Value for money

You pay less for the same size bareroot plants, compared to potted.


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