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Tatty Choisya ternata 'sundance'


By Daylily

West Midlands, England Eng

I have a Choisya ternata 'sundance' on the west facing side of my garden but it seems to get very wind/and or frost damaged every year and looks really tatty, also it looks like the pigeons have been pecking at it as it is near the fence post, it has started to flower but i was thinking of replacing it, my question is does anyone know if the Choisya 'aztec pearl' or the normal Choisya Ternata weathers better than the 'sundance'?



I have Choisya 'Aztec Pearl' and it doesn't see to suffer wind damage, we are on the top of a hill and really exposed but seems to do really well, covered in blossom at the moment.

11 May, 2010


Funny, I was about to say the opposite, Simbad - my experience with Aztec Pearl was that it was fussier about its growing conditions - it particularly seems not to like hot, dryish conditions.

11 May, 2010


my experience is that the basic choisya ternata is frost hardy in my mixed border although a few of the ends got frosted this year, previously in the same position a 'sundance' dies in a hard winter, a friends large sundance in a fairly shelterd position had all the ends to about 4" frosted, I assume because it has less chlorophyll in the leaves

12 May, 2010


thanks everyone

12 May, 2010


I have just put a photo of my Choisya ternala in my photo's it was touched by frost this year but soon bounced back you can see .Good Luck :-))

31 May, 2010


Yes thanks swanky, mine is looking much better now all the new growth has taken over, will prune it back after flowering

31 May, 2010

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