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Mexican orange (Choisya ternata)
Photo by Linda L. Peters; written by Kathleen N. Brenzel

Mexican orange

(Choisya ternata)

Small white flowers smell like orange blossoms with a hint of gardenia. The evergreen shrub (not a true citrus) reaches 6 to 8 feet tall, and takes sun in cooler climates but part shade elsewhere. Zones 6–9, 14–24.

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