A free flowering variety with fine foliage Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ is evergreen and in spring is covered with masses of flowers. This is a hybrid and the botanical name is Choisya x dewitteana ‘Aztec Pearl’.
The new buds appear pink in early spring to summer, the flowers open to a pure white and are slightly fragrant.
With its dense foliage, this variety makes good hedging plant or medium sized screening plant. The fine foliage can make a good contrast against a background of broader leafed shrubs.
This is a very versatile variety, it has a natural dense growth habit and once established is remarkably hardy.
Soil moisture is required for good growth, so we suggest that you mulch around the plant to help maintain a cool moist root run.
Tip pruning each year will keep them in good shape with a nice bushy habit. The plant can be pruned back hard in early spring if regeneration is required.
Best grown part to full sun or dappled shade, depending on the climate..
Although this a reasonably drought tolerant plant once established it will perform better if you keep some moisture through summer.
Top dress with well rotted compost and aged cow manure in late winter. Use a liquid seaweed fertiliser through spring. A general purpose slow release fertiliser is also suitable.
Easy from Cuttings.
- Botanical Name – Choisya x dewitteana ‘Aztec Pearl’
- Common Name – Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’
- Family – Rutaceae
- Position – Full sun to part shade.
- Soil – Well drained, humus rich soils.
- Height – To around 2 metres plus
- Spread – To around 2 metres
- Growth rate – Medium.
- Flowers – White.
- Flowering time – Spring.
- Foliage – Mid to deep green.
- Frost tolerant – Yes, medium frosts are OK.
- Drought tolerant – Medium.
Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ is available for sale from the following participating nurseries.
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.