Peter Moore’s Choisya can use a little support

Choisya ternata ‘Londaz’ White Dazzler  - photo: Plantipp

Choisya ternata ‘Londaz’ White Dazzler – photo: Plantipp

The Choisya ternata ‘Londaz’ White Dazzler on this picture survived the last five Dutch unpredictable winters, emphasizes Peter van Rijssen from royalty management agency Plantipp. Although this agency introduced already in Europe in 2009, there was reason enough for Van Rijssen to draw once more attention on this Choisya. In a mailing to the Plantipp relations he summarized the key features of White Dazzler, which is bred by Peter Moore. His name is also connected to the Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’. In a Plantsman Profile on the site of the UK charity Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) the scientific name of White Dazzler is Choisya x dewitteana ‘Londaz’. White Dazzler derives from a crossing of C. dumosa x C. ‘Aztec Pearl’ (1991). In that Plantsman Profile this variety is described as a dense, compact, hardy, evergreen shrub with even branching and covered in spring and autumn with masses of small, white, scented flowers. It is attracting interest throughout Europe and Australia.
White Dazzler can be found in the portfolio of several licensing agencies; for instance Breederplants and ProVar. In Australia this Choisya was introduced some years ago by Plant Management Australia. PMA’s Operations and Communications Manager Amanda Mackinnon explains that this variety was not protectable there. Untill now it has had limited success. “It was a shame we could not protect it as it has good potential for hedging. We market it as a ‘hedge with an edge’ as it responds well to trimming and has a good compact form with dense habit.”