Sundance Mexican Orange
Sundance Mexican Orange is a waxy-leaved evergreen shrub that sports chartreuse new growth in spring. Slower growing than the species, this variety matures to 5 or 6 feet tall and wide. Like the species, Sundance blooms spring through summer with wonderfully fragrant, small white flowers which emit a citrus-like scent. This cultivar performs best when it receives some protection from the rays of the afternoon sun. Generally low-maintenance and pest-free.
I planted a trade 1-gallon in a rather dry area that receives some shade. Our neighbor has one as well, sited within the root zone of a large Douglas Fir without supplemental water, so I’m hoping this one will do well, as well. Just in case, I beefed up the drip irrigation in that area and will keep a close eye on it for the first year.
Ceanothus, purple loropetalums
03/2023: Planted one 2-gallon specimen in the front yard next to the boxwoods, close to the mountain ash.