Choisya Goldfingers

  • Golden form of Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’
  • Flowers are white tinged pink
  • Bright gold leaves
  • Ideal for a container or border
  • More compact than C. Sundance
  • Sun or partial shade
  • LIghtly shear after flowering in late spring
  • Feed with vitax Q4 April May
  • In a pot I recommend Chempak High Nitrogen No2
  • It can take a year or so to establish, but is well worth the wait

After I raised Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’, the next challenge was to try and create a golden form with narrow leaves. Over the next 10 years, in fact every May, flowers were prepared on Choisya Sundance to receive the pollen from Choisya arizonica.

Every year all the seedlings were rejected. I was just about to give up, when finally a small narrow gold leaf appeared in a plug tray. The seedling was potted up into a 7cm pot and by the autumn it was a small bushy plant. Then through the winter of 1994-5 the original leaves turned lime green but with the lengthening and warmer days of spring, strong shoots of gold opened to the sun.

Genus Choisya
Species
Cultivar Gold Fingers 'Limo'
Category Evergreen shrub
Height & Spread 100 - 150 cm x 100 cm
Plant Breeders Rights EU5554 Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the Agent
Colours Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions.
  • Peter Moore in my garden 2010

  • Peter Moore at Lowaters Nursery

  • Peter Moore taken in a garden at Upper Clatford near Andover Hampshire 2013

  • Peter Moore in my garden 2014

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