Compact Orange Jessamine
Compact Orange Jessamine
Murraya exoticaItem #6185 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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Fragrant, bell-shaped pure white flowers are backed by aromatic, glossy light green leaves. Perfumes the summer garden with an exotic fragrance of orange-jasmine. Makes an excellent, compact growing low hedge or border plant. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:mur-AY-a ex-OT-i-caPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts BirdsFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteGarden styleTropicalDesign IdeasThis great, bushy tropical shrub may lack bright accents but more than compensates with its highly fragrant flowers. In hot climates, it blooms off and on all year to create a perfect specimen near outdoor living spaces. Cluster to compound its scent. Makes an ideal foundation plant along building walls, particularly near windows, where its fragrance will waft inside. Good hedge or privacy screen and small enough to work well in side yards. A choice selection for around swimming pools and as a disguise for unattractive safety fencing.Companion PlantsGrow Orange Jessamine with other large semitropical flowering shrubs such as Double Flowered Kerria (Kerria japonica 'Plenifora'), Itsy BitsyTM Kona Princess Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Monria') and Turner's Kathryn ChildersTM Oleander (Nerium oleander 'Turner's Kathryn Childers'). Then spice it up with Spreading Sunset Lantana (Lantana x 'Spreading Sunset') and Camarillo FiestaTM Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea 'Monle').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This group of small trees and shrubs of the citrus family are native to the Indo-Malayan region of the South Pacific. The genus was named for J.A. Murray, a contemporary of Linnaeus. The species is native to India where it is grown for its fragrant flowers and beautiful but inedible fruit.Lore:A closely related species of Murraya is the source of curry, the predominant spice in east Indian cuisine.