Murraya flowers

Mock Orange

Murraya paniculata

Synonyms: Orange Jessamine, Murraya exotica, Chalcas paniculata.

Murraya is a popular hedging option in warm climates where it forms a dense and lush wall of green with small fragrant flowers. Although it grows to around 4m in height, Murraya can be tamed with pruning, to which it responds with vigor. For best results, prune every 2-3 months during the growing period. Flowering occurs in Spring and again in late summer but will usually have a few flowers at all times.

Applications

  • Hedging
  • Screening
  • Pots & Tubs
  • Fragrant gardens
  • Japanese gardens
  • Formal gardens
  • Topiary
  • Low border (dwarf forms such as Min-A-Min)

Care

Prune lightly and regularly to encourage dense growth. Forms a small tree if not pruned. Can be clipped into a hedge and fairs well as a topiary. Will grow in part-shade (even heavy shade) but it doesn’t usually look very good (gets sparse and leggy). Recommended it is planted in a sunny position. Does best in rich, well-drained soil. Won’t tolerate waterlogged soils. Use quality fertilizer such as Troforte or Organic Link with regularity to maintain strong, clean growth.

Features

  • Dark glossy foliage

  • Dense growth suitable for hedging/topiary

  • Fragrant white flowers


Size

Height: 3-4m
Width: 1-3m

Light

Full sun to part shade

Watering

Low to moderate watering. Can survive drought periods once established.

Growth Rate

Fast if in good conditions.
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