Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

  • Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate growing to 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Fragrant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:mur-AY-a ex-OT-i-ca
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Special features:Attracts Birds
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleTropical
    Design 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').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow 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:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.