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Valued for its fragrant flowers and aromatic, evergreen foliage, this elegant small shrub is a hybrid bred to life by Peter Moore, Hillier’s propagator. The white blossoms burst forth in profuse clusters from pink buds. Almost almond in scent, they are hosted terminally on slender, glossy and trifoliate dark green leaflets.

Resistant to deer, ‘Aztec Pearl’s handsome rounded visage will form a close-knit and finely textured low screen or informal blooming hedge in your garden.

Blooms June–July.

Size: 4' 0" – 5' 0" high x 4' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 8.

<i>Choisya</i> x <i>dewitteana</i> ‘Limo’

Sharing the same Choisya arizonica and Choisya ternata lineage plus breeder (gifted British horticulturist Peter Moore) as ‘Aztec Pearl’, this dazzling evergreen cultivar is similar to its green-leafed relation save for its lambent gold-dusted foliage. Large citrus-scented clusters of terminal white blooms decorate the polished, palmately divided leathery leaves that emit a strong aroma. Bushy, rounded and generally pest-free, ‘Limo’s tailored mien savors dappled light and free-draining locations plus serves as a brilliant counterpoint against dark greenery.

Blooms March–May

Size: 3' 0" – 4' 0" high x 3' 0" – 4' 0" wide.

Zone 7b.

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These easily grown US natives,...

are among our favorite white-blooming deciduous shrubs. Their broad handsome leaves showcase immense, long-lasting summer blooms, which illuminate partly shaded alcoves plus fresh or dried cut arrangements. Well-suited for mixed plantings, shrubby borders and woodland peripheries, they can be planted as easily grown specimens or massed, providing a dazzling pearlescent effect plus a dark leafy textural foil. Both Hydrangeas appreciate adequate moisture, good drainage, an organic-rich top dressing and protection from hot afternoon sun. The Oakleaf Hydrangeas can tolerate sunnier exposures, though need winter shelter in Zone 5 regions, especially when young, while Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ may die back to the ground during harsh winter weather. You may wish to check out our other online Hydrangea offerings, especially our selection of Hydrangea quercifolias.

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