Choisya ternata - Orange flower
The Choisya ternata, also known colloquially as the orange flower, is an evergreen shrub that reaches a height of between 80 and 100cm when fully grown. The flowering period is between May and June. With a bit of luck, there is a second flowering season in late summer. During this time, the Choisya ternata produces white, star-shaped flowers that exude a strong fragrance. The flowers contrast beautifully with the narrow, glossy, green, decorative leaves.
What is the orange flower suitable for?
This plant is versatile. It finds a place in gardens as a solitary plant as well as planted in containers. Choisya ternata is not very demanding, but should be planted in a wind-protected location. As a rule, the orange flower survives the winter well, but it should be packed away for protection during longer periods of frost.
You need about 4 plants for a running metre of orange flower hedge. The Choisya ternata should be planted in a sunny to semi-shady position in well-drained soil.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use Choisya ternata all year round.