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Choisya × dewitteana Apple Blossom

Choisya × dewitteana Apple Blossom

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Choisya × dewitteana
Apple Blossom

Raised by Peter Moore, a Longstock introduction: 
One of Peter Moore's introductions, this hardy variety with very finely cut scented leaves, produces lots of scented pink and white flowers in Summer. Very nice and attractive pink buds in early Summer.
Unlike other Choisya, Apple Blossom has strong pink flowers when in bud and opening, fading to white. It is best grown in shade or 50% morning sun, young plants should be fleeced in Winter when temperatures are lower than -5. Young plants may take 2/3 years to flower but once established will flower every Spring.

Prune Choisya in late spring after flowering to maintain shape

Flowering times are traditionally spring but some varieties will have another flowering in late autumn.

Best in semi-shade but will tolerate full sun

Responds well to general feeding and mulching, best in moist soil but does not like to be too wet so ensure good drainage.

  • Height: Easily maintained to 1.5m 
  • Spread: Easily maintained to 1.5m
  • Foliage Colour: Dark green
  • Flower Colour: Pink and white
  • Flowering Season: Spring and sometimes again in the autumn
  • Soil Type: Moist, well drained, sandy, loam, chalk, clay
  • Position: Full Sun - Partial Shade
  • Hardiness: Fully Hardy once established, H4 (-5 and below)
  • Type: Shrub

Supplied in either a 9cm pot or 2 Litre pot, please select from the drop down menu when ordering.

Choisya is a small genus of plants with just seven species, all of which are evergreen. Originally from Mexico and south west USA the most famous species, ternata was introduced in 1825. C.ternata is commonly know as Mexican Orange Blossom due to its sweetly scented flowers, the most interesting varieties have come from cultivation in the form of breeding and sports (naturally occurring shoots with a different colour or variegation). The first of these was raised in 1982 by Peter Moore and was Choisya Aztec Pearl, a nice variety with dissected leaves, he also introduced C.White DazzlerC.Goldfingers & C.Apple Blossom, the latter being a very impressive introduction with pink flowers. Another really important variety in this genus is Choisya ternata Sundance, a very popular variety and a true garden mainstay with bright golden yellow leaves. 
All of these Choisya's grow well in shade and are best in semi-shade, they are evergreen, have scented flowers and hardy.

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