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Orange Jessamine

Murrays paniculata

Orange Jessamine is a small, tropical, evergreen tree or shrub growing up to 7 m tall. The dark green glossy leaves make this shrub attractive even when not in flower, but the large heads of sweetly scented white flowers make it a very attractive shrub to have in the garden. It is a low maintenance plant that requires regular watering, is semi hardy in full sun or light shade and can be used in pots and as hedging or screening.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Seed
Grows easily from seed, sow in spring.

Special features

Attracts birds
Birds feed on the seeds.
Pot plant
Makes good container plants with a lovely fragrance - move pots close to windows or entrances or away if it is overwhelming!
Hedge plant
Can be grown into a hedge, but is rather slow growing.

Geography

Origin
Aisia, southern China, Taiwan, the Indian sub-continent, south-eastern Asia, the Philippines and northern Australia.

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Rutaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Strong

Problems

Generally problem free

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