There is absolutely no doubt about it, my Choisya ternata should not have been in flower throughout January, but its blooming is a fact I can’t ignore.
We have had a very mild winter this year and I guess it hasn’t been cold enough to stop the plant from doing its thing. Although as I write on the first day of February, we are having a first mini-freeze of the winter.
I don’t know what this cold snap will do to the Choisya flowers and I don’t know what the plant will do later in the year. Will it be flowerless in April and May, when it usually blooms? Will it have a rest and then start again?
Choisya, you may recall, is a Mexican plant named after the Swiss botanist Jacques Denis Choisy and is mentioned in my blog post Who would YOU name a plant after?
My big Choisya is very robust, but I also have a Choisya ternata Sundance, which has more golden leaves and is not as vigorous.
Read about the chrysalis Esther Montgomery found last week when digging up her Choisya Sundance here…