Scented Choisya in semi-shade
Choisya ternata or Mexican Orange Blossom is garden classic, its scented evergreen foliage makes it a great filler for the garden and its small sweetly scented flowers can appear from late spring onwards, sometimes floweringfor months on end. Its flowers however play second fiddles , for me, to the foliage on the plant. Its exsotic in appearance and the leaves arn't too far away from an Umbrella tree you'd find in the house, and when bruised have a sharp citrus smell. The traditional ternata variety does well in light shade, like seen below in Belmont House. see here for stockist
The more glamarous sister of the ternata variety is 'Sundance' which has brilliant yellow foliage. The foliage is still evergreen and still scented. Sundance is ideal for a pot or a border in a sunny garden (in shade the plant will loose its yellow colour). Sundance doesn't flower half as well as ternata, but its foliage colour is why your buying this variety , see here to order
for more plants of note from around Belmont House see here
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