Orange Jessamine

Murraya paniculata

Mock Orange, Chinese Box, Mock Lime, Satinwood

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Murraya paniculata flowers by B.navez (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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A close up of some white Murraya paniculata flowers
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Murraya paniculata flowers by B.navez (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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Murraya paniculata is commonly known by the name Orange Jessamine. This evergreen plant is a small, tropical to subtropical, evergreen tree or shrub, grown for its foliage, scented flowers and ornamental fruits. Dark green, glossy leaves make this shrub an attractive addition to plantings, even when not in flower. It produces large heads of sweetly scented white flowers, making it a very attractive shrub to have in the garden. It is a low maintenance plant that requires regular watering, place in full sun or light shade and may be grown in pots or used as hedging or screening.

Planning

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts birds

Hedge plant

Can be grown into a hedge, but is rather slow growing.

Pot plant

Makes good container plants with a lovely fragrance - move pots close to windows or entrances or away if it is overwhelming!

Indoor plant

Grow indoors in frost-prone climates.

Special features

Origin

Tropical Asia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Rutaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Strong