Choisya × dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'
Common name: 
Aztec Pearl Choisya
Pronunciation: 
CHOIZ-e-a
Family: 
Rutaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Evergreen shrub, 8 ft (2.4 m) tall and wide.  Leaves opposite, palmately compound, 3-5 narrow, 8 cm long leaflets, bright green, aromatic.  Flowers fragrant, white, 2-5 cm wide, in 3-6 flowered-clusters (corymbs) at end of shoots.  Blooms in spring and again in late summer.
  • Sun.  Well-drained, acid, moist soil.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8    A hybrid (C. arizonica × C. ternata and its Latin binomial is Choisya x dewitteana) grown by Peter Moore, the propagator of Hillier Nurseries, England.  A golden yellow leaved form is Choisya x dewitteana 'Limo' which is usually sold as Goldfingers.
Click image to enlarge
  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • flowering branches

    flowering branches

  • leaves and flowers

    leaves and flowers

  • plant habit, after flowering

    plant habit, after flowering

  • foliage

    foliage

  • leaves

    leaves