Herb: Mexican Orange Flower

Latin name: Choisya ternata

Family: Rutaceae (Rue Family, Citrus Family)

Description of the plant:


3 m
(9 3/4 foot)

April to


Habitat of Mexican Orange Flower:

Chalky soils, often near the sea.

Other uses of the herb:

Plants can be grown as an informal hedge, they also respond well to clipping and so can be grown in a more formal manner.

Propagation of Mexican Orange Flower:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 6 - 8cm long, early July in gentle heat in individual pots in a frame. High percentage. Cuttings of almost ripe wood, 10 - 15cm with a heel, August in a frame. Good percentage. Plant out in spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Chalky soils, often near the sea.

Medicinal use of Mexican Orange Flower:

None known

Known hazards of Choisya ternata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.