Name: murraya, orange jessamine, mock orange (Murraya paniculata sometimes M. exotica).
Plant type: medium to large shrub.
Height: 3–4m, but normally pruned to less.
Foliage: small, glossy dark green.
Climate: tropical and sub-tropical, warm temperate, warm, sheltered areas in cool temperate.
Soil: prefers quality, free-draining soil enriched with organic matter, but adaptable.
Position: full sun to shade.
Flowering: small, white richly fragrant. Flowers mainly in late winter or early spring, but may also spot-flower throughout the year.
Feeding: annual application of controlled-release fertiliser.
Watering: needs reliable moisture, especially during hot or dry periods.
When establishing their garden, there are a couple of key points home owners often need to address: hedging or screening and easy-care plants. Murraya can cover both of those areas off, and a whole lot more. It’s technically a shrub, but can be used in all manner of situations, and when established it is a very robust plant.
Murraya can be grown for many uses, including:
For best results, follow these tips when planting murraya:
With a little care, your murraya will thrive:
Murraya does not suffer from any notable pests and diseases.
Although not often seen in most climates, the small bright red-orange fruits can be collected for their seed, and these can quite easily be encouraged to germinate.
Growing murraya from cuttings can be somewhat unreliable.
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