Transport yourself to the tropics with the sweet scent of this "Orange Jasmine." Not only does this compact plant boast waxy white flowers, but it also emits an intense orange blossom fragrance. An exceptionally free flowering selection, the Murraya paniculata is the finest for pot culture. Perfect for the windowsill or other growing areas with limited space, it can be maintained in a modest pot for years. Always in bloom or bud, young plants begin blooming at an early age. Hardy to Zone 9 and higher for outdoors. Full sun, grows to 1-2' in container, minimum temperature 45°, everbloomer. Cannot ship to Florida due to the state regulation. Murraya paniculata, commonly called Orange Jessamine, is a tropical, evergreen plant bearing small, white, scented flowers, which is grown as an ornamental tree or hedge. Murraya is closely related to Citrus, and bears small orange to red fruit resembling kumquats, though some cultivars do not set fruit. Orange Jessamine is a small, tropical, evergreen tree or shrub growing up to 7 m tall. The plant flowers throughout the year. Its leaves are glamorous and glossy, occurring in 3-7 oddly pinnate leaflets which are elliptic to cuneate-obovate to rhombic. Flowers are terminal, corymbose, few-flowered, dense and fragrant. Petals are 12-18 mm long, recurved and white (or fading cream). The fruit of Murraya paniculata is fleshy, oblong-ovoid, colored red to orange, and grows up to 1 inch in length. M. paniculata is a native of South and Southeast Asia, China and Australasia. It is naturalized in southern USA Traditionally, Murraya paniculata is used both in traditional medicine as an analgesic and for wood (for tool handles). In the West, it is cultured as an ornamental tree or hedge because of its hardiness, wide range of soil tolerance and is suitable for larger hedges. The plant flowers throughout the years and produces small, fragrant flower clusters which attract bees, while the fruits attract small frugivorous birds.
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