Choisya × dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'
Aztec Pearl Choisya
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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.