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Orange Jessamine   

Murraya paniculata

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'Orange Jessamine' is a plant in the Murraya genus with a scientific name of Murraya paniculata. The botanical name epithet for Orange Jessamine (paniculata) means 'paniculate'.

Self seeds easily in the subtropics an has become a declared pest along the east coast of Australia. Can be grown as a shrub, small tree2, or houseplant.

Tropical evergreen plant native to southern China, Taiwan, the Indian sub-continent(i.e. India, Nepal, northeastern Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) and also Australia. This plant produces small, white, scented flowers and is grown as an ornamental tree or hedge. Closely related to citrus, Murraya bears orange to red fruits that resemble kumquats, however, some cultivars do not set fruit.3

Blooms typically mature to a diameter of 1.5 cm (0.58 inches imperial) and produce a sweet, orange blossom-like fragrance, whilst displaying in these approximate colours:   White. The mature flowers take a clustered form, with an approximate petal count of 5. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Orange-red.

Orange Jessamine grows as an evergreen and is a flowering ornamental. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year.

Normally growing to a mature height of 3.66 metres (11.90 feet), Orange Jessamine grows with a shrubby habit. This plant tends to be in bloom all year round.

Try planting Orange Jessamine if you'd like to attract butterflies, bees and birds to your garden.

China is believed to be where Orange Jessamine originates from.

Orange Jessamine needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Orange Jessamine have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Orange Jessamine

  • Partial Sun

  • Full Sun

  • Low

Soil: clay, sand, acidic or loam.1

Keep soil moist (not soggy/wet): Do not let dry out between waterings.

This plant attracts bees to the garden and the flowers have a very sweet aroma.4

A partial sun / full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. The USDA Zones typically associated with Orange Jessamine are Zone 9 and Zone 11. Ideally plant in clay soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.6 and 7.5 as Orange Jessamine likes to be in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Orange Jessamine is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors.

See our list of companion Plants for Orange Jessamine to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Orange Jessamine from seed

Soak in water for 48 hours before sowing. Very high germination rate (95% +) when sown indoors.

Aim to sow 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 2.96 feet (91.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Orange Jessamine

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Orange Jessamine is a tender plant.

Seed Saving Orange Jessamine

Does not store well. Should be sown as soon as possible.

How long does Orange Jessamine take to grow?

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Orange Jessamine Etymology

Named after Dr. Johann A. Murray (1740-1791) a botanist, and later doctor, from Sweden, who during his education studied under Carl von Linné.

Other names for Orange Jessamine

Mock orange, Orange Jasmine, Chinese box, kamini, Murraya, Mock lime

Murraya paniculata auct. non (L.) Jack, Murraya exotica

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