Mexican Orange Blossom Choisya × dewitteana White Dazzler = 'Londaz' (PBR)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
Mexican orange [White Dazzler]


The White Dazzler is a lush, evergreen shrub known for its star-shaped, pure white flowers that bloom profusely in the spring and often again in the autumn. Each flower consists of several petals, typically around five, radiating from a yellowish center which gives a vibrant contrast to the white. The foliage of the White Dazzler is equally attractive, with bright green, glossy leaves that are slender and pointed, resembling small, slender blades. These leaves are aromatic when crushed, releasing a delightful fragrance. The overall impression is one of a dense, bushy plant graced with a profusion of white flowers that stand out beautifully against the green foliage, and which can brighten up any garden space with its showy display.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      White Dazzler Mexican Orange, White Dazzler Choisya, London's White Dazzler

    • Common names

      Choisya × dewitteana White Dazzler 'Londaz' (PBR).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Mexican Orange Blossom is generally considered non-toxic to humans and does not commonly cause poisoning when ingested.

    • To pets

      Mexican Orange Blossom is also generally considered non-toxic to pets. It is not known to cause significant symptoms of poisoning if pets ingest parts of the plant. However, individual animals may have different sensitivities, and ingestion of any plant material can potentially cause mild gastrointestinal upset.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      5 feet (1.5 meters)

    • Spread

      5 feet (1.5 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attractive Foliage: Evergreen leaves provide year-round interest and structure to gardens.
    • Compact Growth: Ideal for smaller gardens or spaces, as it has a neat, bushy habit.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, it requires minimal watering, making it suitable for dry climates or water-wise gardens.
    • Low Maintenance: Requires very little pruning and is generally free from common pests and diseases.
    • Fragrant Flowers: The plant produces clusters of star-shaped, sweet-smelling flowers, which can attract pollinators like bees.
    • Extended Blooming: It has a long flowering season from spring into early summer, providing a prolonged display of blooms.
    • Easy Propagation: Can be readily propagated from semi-hardwood cuttings, making it easy to create more plants.
    • Versatile Use: Suitable for a variety of garden roles, including borders, containers, and as a specimen plant.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Photographic Backdrop: The 'White Dazzler' can provide a dense and attractive background for plant photography, with its abundant white flowers offering a serene backdrop for close-ups of insects and other plants.
    • Aromatic Sachets: Dried leaves of the 'White Dazzler' can be used to create fragrant sachets that bring its pleasant aroma to drawers, closets, and cars.
    • Artistic Inspiration: With its attractive form and flowers, the 'White Dazzler' can inspire artists and be used as a subject for paintings, drawings, and botanical illustrations.
    • Natural Confetti: Petals from the 'White Dazzler' can be dried and used as biodegradable confetti for eco-friendly celebrations such as weddings or garden parties.
    • Educational Tool: The 'White Dazzler' can be used in schools and educational programs to teach students about plant hybridization, pollination, and ornamental horticulture.
    • Scented Bookmarks: Strips of paper infused with the 'White Dazzler's essential oil can be used as aromatic bookmarks, offering a subtle scent while reading.
    • Culinary Garnish: Although not a common culinary plant, the flowers of the 'White Dazzler' could potentially be used to add a decorative touch to desserts, provided they are free from pesticides and other chemicals.
    • Bath Infusions: Flowers and leaves from the 'White Dazzler' can be added to bathwater for a fragrant and soothing experience.
    • Creative Workshops: The 'White Dazzler' can be used in craft or floral design workshops, where participants can learn to create wreaths, centerpieces, or other decorative items.
    • Garden Themes: The 'White Dazzler' can play a pivotal role in themed garden designs, such as white gardens or moon gardens, which are styled to be particularly enchanting in the evening light.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Mexican Orange Blossom is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    Mexican Orange Blossom is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Resilience: Choisya, also known as Mexican Orange Blossom, is known for its ability to withstand a range of growing conditions, symbolizing resilience and adaptability.
    • Purity: The pure white flowers of 'White Dazzler' are often associated with purity and innocence, reflecting the untainted beauty of the plant.
    • New Beginnings: Often flowering in spring, Choisya represents new beginnings, hope, and the fresh start that comes with the season.
    • Cheerfulness: With its bright flowers and citrus fragrance, Mexican Orange Blossom symbolizes cheerfulness and a positive outlook on life.
    • Protection: In some traditions, the strong aromatic foliage is believed to ward off negative energy, symbolizing protection and a safe environment.

Every week
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Mexican Orange Blossom 'White Dazzler' prefers to be watered sparingly, generally requiring watering only when the top inch of soil feels dry to touch. During the growing season, from spring to summer, it may need watering roughly once a week but always check the soil moisture level first. Ensure to provide deep watering to encourage strong root growth, which might mean around 1-2 gallons depending on the size of the plant and the environmental conditions. Reduce watering in the winter months, as the plant enters a dormant phase and requires less moisture, perhaps every few weeks.

  • sunLight

    The Mexican Orange Blossom 'White Dazzler' thrives in a well-lit spot that offers full to partial sunlight. However, it’s important to protect the plant from harsh, direct afternoon sun, which could scorch its leaves. Ideal growing conditions would provide bright, indirect light throughout the day. Positioning the plant in a location that receives morning sunlight and dappled shade in the afternoon would be most beneficial.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Mexican Orange Blossom 'White Dazzler' prefers a mild climate and can tolerate temperatures ranging from around 15°F as a minimum to about 90°F at the maximum. The ideal temperature for this plant falls within the range of 60°F to 75°F. It is not frost-tolerant and should be protected from extreme cold or sudden temperature drops.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the Mexican Orange Blossom 'White Dazzler' helps to maintain its shape and encourage bushier growth. Light pruning can be done in late spring or early summer after the flowering period to remove dead or damaged branches and to enhance its appearance. Heavy pruning should be avoided; instead, cut back lightly and selectively. It usually doesn’t require more than one pruning session per year.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Mexican Orange Blossom 'White Dazzler' thrives in well-draining, loamy soil enriched with organic matter. The ideal pH for this plant is slightly acidic to neutral, ranging from 6.0 to 7.5. A mix of two parts garden soil, one part sand, and one part organic compost would create an optimal environment for healthy growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Mexican Orange Blossom 'White Dazzler' does not require frequent repotting and should be repotted every 2-3 years. If it's growing well and isn't root-bound, it can remain in the same pot for a longer period.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Mexican Orange Blossom 'White Dazzler' prefers moderate humidity levels, around 40-60%. It can tolerate some variation but consistent humidity helps maintain its glossy foliage.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light and shield from dry heat sources.

    • Outdoor

      Choose a sheltered spot with partial shade and shelter from cold winds.

    • Hardiness zone

      7-10 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Choisya × dewitteana White Dazzler, commonly known as Mexican Orange, starts its life cycle when a seed germinates, usually in spring or early summer, under suitable moisture and temperature conditions. The seedling then develops into a juvenile plant, establishing a root system and foliage through photosynthesis. As the plant transitions to maturity, it develops a more extensive root system and branches out, bearing glossy evergreen leaves and, eventually, clusters of fragrant, star-shaped white flowers, typically in late spring. After pollination, which is often aided by insects, the flowers may develop into small fruits with seeds, allowing for the potential spread and continuation of the plant's life cycle. The Mexican Orange is a perennial shrub and continues to grow and produce flowers annually, often experiencing a second, lighter flush of blooms in the autumn. The plant reaches senescence after several years, with a gradual decline in vitality and reproductive capability before eventually dying, completing its life cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for the Choisya × dewitteana White Dazzler, also known as Mexican Orange Blossom, is through semi-ripe cuttings. This is typically done during late summer to ensure that the cutting has partially matured but is not too hard or woody. Gardeners will select healthy stems and make a cutting about 4 to 6 inches (approximately 10 to 15 cm) long. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end may be dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development. The cutting is then placed in a well-draining potting mix, ensuring that the leaf nodes where roots will form are beneath the soil surface. The pot should be kept in a warm, sheltered spot and maintained at high humidity, sometimes using a plastic cover, to help the cutting establish. Roots usually develop within a few weeks, and once established, the young plants can be transplanted to their permanent positions.