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Choisya ternata

I am putting a hedge in on top of a mound which is a very open, windy space and am curious as to whether I should use Choisya ternata 'Mexican Orange Blossom'. I like the idea of fragrance in this part of the garden but wonder if it will withstand the elements. It needs to be bushy as I want it to act as a windbreak for the soon to be planted wild flower garden ??? Should I go for this or just invest in a privet. Laurel too expensive !!

Any advice warmly received, many thanks, TLG

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I've had two killed off by harsh winters, so they're not fully hardy.

17 Feb, 2011


They are lovely - one of my favourites in fact, but Im not sure they would be a good wind break in an exposed area.

I have 5 dotted about the place and they are fast growing but they have suffered a little bit (but thankfully not as bad as Donnaj) the last couple of winters - particularly the yellow leaved variety.

17 Feb, 2011


Cor blimey, you're certainly persistent Jerseydirect... you're everywhere, linking to your commercial site, naughty, naughty. Already flagged folks, so don't worry...

I wouldn't use Choisya sundance there, the leaves tend to burn in harsh winds, never mind whether they'll survive such an exposed position. Looks like you'll have to stick with privet...

17 Feb, 2011


Settled for Elaeagnus ebbingei 'Gilt edge' in the end.
15 plants (3 litre pots) + delivery for £91... BARGAIN!!!

Thanks for your input guys & gals xx

20 Mar, 2011

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