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Star-leaf Mexican Orange, Mexican Star-leaf Orange, Fragrant Starleaf, Zorillo, Sorilla
Choisya dumosa


Starleaf Mexican orange grows in sandy and rocky slopes in the Trans-Pecos into New Mexico and Arizona. It is a rounded low shrub with fine-textured, aromatic, evergreen foliage and long-blooming white flowers that appear from spring to fall. It is extremely heat and drought tolerant and cold hardy to 0 degrees F. Starleaf Mexican orange's many favorable characteristics make it a desirable landscape ornamental. To thrive, however, it needs full sun and extremely well-drained, mineral soil.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: brownish-green follicle

Height: 1 to 5 feet

Width: 2 to 6 feet

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

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