Choisya × dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'

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Buy Choisya × dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl' Mexican orange blossom: Pretty evergreen foliage and fragrant flowers

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow to average
  • Flowering period: May, but they often have a second flush in late summer or autumn
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    An evergreen shrub with slender, glossy, dark green leaves, and clusters of fragrant, pink-tinged white flowers in late spring. 'Aztec Pearl' is a more compact alternative to the ubiquitous Choisya ternata. It's ideal for the back or middle of a mixed border, and in hot summers it may flower again in late summer. It can also be grown in partial shade as an attractive foliage plant. Although it's fully hardy, the leaves may be damaged by exposure to strong winds or frost.

  • Garden care: Any pruning should be tackled in late spring or early summer immediately after flowering, although it is not essential to maintain healthy growth. Removing 25-30cm (10-12in) off the top of the flowered stems may encourage a second flush of flowers, and at the same time you can remove any frost-damaged stems to the base.

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Notes on Choisya × dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'

"Finely divided, rich-green evergreen foliage and fragrant almond-scented blush-white flowers in May (and often in late summer too) on an elegantly restrained shrub"

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Good so far


Purchased this plant to supplement some others, it was very small when it arrived, but that was to be expected really. However, I did start to worry a bit after about 3 months when it had not really done much in the way of developing. (I did plant it with all the necessary extras that you would normally add with a new plant of this type). However, at about 4 months after planting it began to put out plenty of new shoots and is now developing into quite a nice bush shape, so I need not have worried as its doing fine now (perhaps I was a bit impatient!).




Perfect for a gift


This Daphne flowered twice since planting and is increasing in size very satisfactorily. Now in bud again - Feb.




Choisy a x dewitteana aztec pearl


Well packaged and ideal for a new garden,




I would buy this product again.


Pretty & fragrant.




A healthy looking plant


So far this shrub is growing healthily and providing attractive evergreen interest and white flowers. As it is only still a young plant the flowering has been limited so far but it has lots of buds on this year so hope for a good display.


Leamington Spa


very garden worthy plant


a shrub that is of great use in the garden evergreen ,attractive,easy yo grow


East Midlands




absolutely love this plant. Flowers not once but twice a year. Evergreen lovely spread Smells gorgeous. We put ours in the corner of the garden where everyone walks passed so we can share the scent. We are not gardeners so planted it and hoped for the best and it just flourished




What a Scent!


After the first bloom of flowers and that wonderful scent filling my back garden I quickly ordered another for my front garden, it is an absolute stunner, beautiful leaf colour, great structure and is the only thing my neighbours talk about when in bloom, turn into my street and the scent immediately hits you. I love them, my neighbours love them and our local walking club love them! So easy to grow and care for so buy one as soon as possible.




Choisya × dewitteana Aztec pearl

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i have had a choisya for a about ten years. no problems at all until now. one half of the shrub is flowering the other half the buds are there but have not opened and the leaves are going yellow.


Hello, There are a couple of options that should be considered. If the plant is old, then it may be starting to die back, but I wonder if the plant has suffered some form of stem damage. This could be caused bu a number of things including footballs, dogs, foxes or even enthusiastic children. If it continues to deteriorate, then the best thing you can do is remove the die-back and make sure the plant is kept well fed and watered. The good news is they are relatively fast growing, so although it may look a little lopsided for the season, it should soon fill out again.


I have had a Choisya Aztec Pearl for about 6-7 years now, but in the autumn of last year it started looking a bit sick. We pruned it hoping that it would put on new growth. It hasn't and now all the leaves look brown, curled up and dead. It is planted in clay - do you think it just couldn't cope with all the rain we had last year? Is there any hope for it - should I try cutting it right back to a couple of stems - or do I need to replace it with something else. It is growing next to a Lonicera × purpusii 'Winter Beauty' which was planted at the same time and is growing well, although its flowers seem to have died off earlier than usual.


Hello, Choisyas are wonderful, but they don't tend to be particularly long-lived, so after 7 years, your plant may simply have died of natural causes. If it has gone all brown and looks dead, then I would be tempted to whip it out and start again. Now would be the perfect time to plant it as you should get lots of new growth this year.


Is Choisya is OK in a pot? Dear Crocus, I am looking for a reasonable sized plant or shrub to go in a large tub. I was thinking of Choisya ternata. Do you think that would be suitable or have you a better idea - please? I live in a sheltered, fairly sunny spot. I will be very grateful for any advice offered to me. Barbara

Barbara Mickleburgh

Hello Barbara, Choisyas are one of my all time favourites and they tend to do really well in pots, so yes I think it would be a great idea. Try to get the largest pot you can find and make sure it is kept well fed and watered and I'm sure you will be very happy with it.

Crocus Helpdesk

What can I plant in a pot? I am having problems with hooligans throwing stones at my patio windows. Can you suggest a small tree or shrub that will grow to around 2 - 2.5m high that can be placed in a large pot in front of the windows to help deter them?

peter davies

There are a couple of plants that should form a good evergreen screen - here are some of the best. You can click on the link below each plant name to find out more about that particular one. Bamboo Choisya ?? dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl' Viburnum tinus


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