Lovely And Water Wise Choisya Shrubs
Choisya is a genus of evergreen flowering shrubs native to the Southwest, spanning several US states, as well as Mexico. The ideal choisya shrub planting area depends on whether your climate is cool or warm. If you live in a cooler region, your choisya shrub planting should occur in full sun. In warm areas, the plants grow well in light or dappled shade, where irregular shadows of tall tree canopies cover about half of the sky. If you plant choisya in too much shade, the plants look spindly and do not flower well. Choisya shrub care is much easier if you grow the shrubs in well-drained, acidic soil. They do not do well in alkaline soil. Fertile soil is best. When it comes to planting choisya shrubs, first add well-rotted manure or organic compost to the soil and work it in well. Dig a hole for each plant, then set the plant in it.
Place the root ball so that its top is level with the garden soil. Add soil around the edges of the root ball, then press it into place. Water immediately after planting to firm the soil. Don’t worry too much about pruning choisya shrubs. These evergreens have no special pruning needs, but you can prune the plants to the size you want after they are established. If you prune out older branches, it encourages new shoots to grow.