Trees and shrubs

Choisya Sundance: the golden Mexican orange tree


The choisya Sundance amazes in early spring with its magnificent small white flowers and superb golden yellow foliage.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Choisya ternata Sundance
Family : Rutaceae
Type : Shrub
Height : 1 to 2 m

Exposure : Partial shade and shade
Foliage : Persistent -Flowering : April to June

Planting the choisya Sundance

It is preferable to plant the choisya sundance in spring or in autumn.

Bought in jar or container, it can also be planted throughout the year by avoiding periods of frost and high temperatures.

From the start, water generously and regularly without flooding the roots of the shrub

  • Follow our tips for planting shrubs

Cultivation of choisya Sundance in pots:

This variety ofMexican orange tree is very suitable for container culture. Thanks to its small size, you can keep it for a long time in its pot.

  • A good planting soil in a pot of sufficient diameter is ideal
  • The pot must be drilled at the bottom to facilitate water drainage

Sundance choisya size

The choisya sundance, whether isolated, in a hedge or in a bed does not require no particular size, especially during the first 3 years

But he is often nice to him give a beautiful figure, especially when it is part of a hedge.

  • If you want reduce or balance the silhouette, avoid pruning at the end of winter as you risk altering flowering.
  • Always wait for the end of flowering for pruning, preferably in June.

To know about the choisya Sundance

Very beautiful shrub compact habit and at the magnificent bloom, the choisya sundance is distinguished by its golden foliage which perfectly adorns the shady corners of the garden.

This Mexican orange tree golden is easy culture and the advantage of not exceeding the 1 to 2 meters high, which avoids pruning it too regularly and is therefore suitable for container culture.

It is even possible to let the shrub grow without ever pruning it, it will never reach more than 3 m in height.

The flowers, resembling those oforange tree, are very fragrant and the latter adapts equally well to the open ground in the garden as to the pot culture on a terrace or balcony.

Smart tip about the choisya Sundance

Apart from planting and during the following weeks, it is no need to water excessively because the golden Mexican orange doesn't need it.


To read on the shrubs:

  • Create a flowering hedge
  • Create a persistent hedge
  • Shrub flowering calendar
  • Everything you need to know about creating a free hedge


Video: Choisya ternata - Mexican Orange, Mock Orange (June 2021).