One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An evergreen Mexican shrub with sweet-scented white flowers, widely grown as an ornamental.
Choisya ternata, family Rutaceae
- ‘We have two choisyas - one light green the other dark green - which we chose for the north-facing fence.’
- ‘Finding the plants was a problem in a country where the flower palette is either annuals (too high-maintenance) or choisyas, hydrangeas and perhaps the odd gaura, according to Henrietta.’
- ‘I have a shrub in my garden that I think is choisya.’
Named after Jacques D. Choisy (1799–1859), Swiss botanist.
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