Even though Choisya is a very distinctive evergreen plant with it’s appearance and aroma, it can sometimes be mistaken with another flowering shrub called Murraya Paniculata.
Choisya’a nick name mock orange has also been used for Murraya.
When you take a look at Murraya Paniculata, you will instantly realize why one has often been mistaken for the other. It’s not easy to tell the difference between the two.
They are both under the same umbrella from scientific classification down until the family of Rutaceae. After which, they split and differences start to appear as their own genus.
|Native||Mexico, South & Southwestern USA||South & Southeast Asia, Northern Australia|
|Nick name||Mock Orange||Orange Jasmine|
|Flowering||April to May, Autumn||Year round|
|Max height||Approximately 2.5m||Approximately 3.5m|
|Form||Evergreen shrub||Evergreen shrub|
Unless you are familiar with both types of plants, it won’t be easy to tell them apart.
However, the easiest method to differentiate them is the geographic location of where you have encountered them.
As Choisya is known to grow in Parts of America and Europe, and Murraya in parts of Asia and Australia.