Trees and shrubs

Choisya Aztec Pearl: small flowering shrub


The choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ is an orange tree from Mexico which is very interesting for its foliage but above all because it blooms 3 times a year.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Choisya Aztec Pearl
Family : Rutaceae

Type : Shrub
Height : 1 to 1.5 m

Exposure : Sunny

Foliage : Persistent -Flowering : April to October

  • To read: articles on the Mexican orange tree

Planting the choisya Aztec pearl

It is best to plant the choisya Aztec Pearl in autumn for good rooting before winter but we can also plant in spring.

From the start, especially if you plant in spring or summer, water generously and regularly without flooding the roots of the shrub

  • The choisya Aztec Pearl likes sunny locations.
  • It needs well-drained soil.
  • It does not like waterlogged soil, especially in summer.
  • Follow our tips for planting shrubs

Size and maintenance of the choisya Aztec Pearl

Size of the choisya Aztec Pearl:

No pruning is recommended for the choisya Aztec Pearl but it is quite possible to reduce or balance the branches.

He is nice to him give a beautiful figure, especially when it is part of a hedge.

  • If you want reduce or balance the antlers, avoid pruning at the end of winter as you risk altering the spring flowering.
  • Always wait for the end of flowering for pruning, preferably in the fall.

Watering the choisya Aztec Pearl:

The choisya must be watered regularly during the 1st year after planting.

  • Once properly installed, there is no need to water unless you see the leaves falling in a prolonged drought.
  • For the choisya Aztec Pearl in pots, provide regular watering in spring and summer, as soon as the soil is dry on the surface.

To know about the choisya Aztec Pearl

Choisya Aztec Pearl is a 1982 hybrid resulting from the cross between Choisya ternata and Choisya dumosa, var. Arizonica.

Whether choisya ternata « Aztec pearl " or "Sundance", he's from very easy cultivation and the advantage of not exceeding the 2 to 3 meters high, which avoids pruning it too regularly.

Small shrub to sweet orange scent, at compact habit and at the magnificent bloom, the choisya Aztec Pearl also called Mexican orange tree is, as the name suggests, originally from this Central American country.

The flowers, resembling those oforange tree, are very fragrant and the latter adapts equally well to the open ground in the garden as to pot culture on a terrace or balcony.


To read on the shrubs:

  • Create a flowering hedge
  • Create a persistent hedge
  • Shrub flowering calendar
  • Everything you need to know about creating a free hedge

Video: Mexican Orange blossom Choisya ternata (October 2020).