Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ AGM

Project Description

Launched by Hillier’s at the 1989 Chelsea Flower Show.

‘Aztec Pearl’ was the first hybrid of the genus I’m still breeding. Five have been marketed, number six is completely different C. Apple Blossom is now available (autumn 2015)  with two more under trial in Europe.

  • First class evergreen shrub
  • Any well drained soil
  • Sun or shade
  • Scented white flowers
  • Pink in bud
  • Flowers in the spring and again in early autumn
  • Bright green leaflets
  • Prune after flowering in the spring
  • Twenty five years later still one of Europe’s top selling shrubs
  • A shrub for all season and locations


Choisya ternata         X        Choisya  arizonica

YouTube  for  Choisya ‘White Dazzler’

Trade Wholesale


New Place Nurseries

Seiont Nurseries

Saleable stock to Garden Centres

Lowaters Nursery

Darby Nurseries

Wyevale Nurseries


Longstock Park Nursery

Champion Plants

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Waitrose Garden


Launched by Hillier’s at the 1989 Chelsea Flower Show.

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The BBC filming a plant of Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ at the Chelsea Flower Show 1990

26 years later Choisya Apple Blossom  is launched small plants available through Waitrose Garden

  3 Litre stock will not be available till end of 2016 .  This is the sixth  Choisya I have raised.

Project Details

  • GenusChoisya
  • Speciesternata x arizonica 1982
  • Cultivar'Aztec Pearl'
  • CategoryEvergreen Shrub
  • Height & Spread1.5-2m x 1.5-2m