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Pruning Mexican Orange Blossom

Could you please tell me the best time to prune back orange blossom bushes?


I assume you are asking about the Mexican Orange Blossom or Choisya ternata. Trim back once the first flush of flowers have finished and the plant will flower intermittently through summer.

Regular trimming is advisable to keep the plant neat and compact. It encourages repeat flowering and prevents the plant from becoming straggly.

UnitecAdvice by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor of Resource Management.

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