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By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Poet Thomas Moore described the intoxicating fragrance of night blooming jasmine as a delicious secret because of its unusual bloom habits. What is night blooming jasmine? Click here for that answer, as well as tips for growing night jasmine plants.

Orange Jasmine Plant Profile

Filling the air with the sweet smell of orange blossoms, orange jasmine (Murraya paniculata) is a welcome addition to any tropical garden. It is included within the Rutaceae (citrus) family and is known as orange jessamine, mock orange, chalcas, or satinwood. Orange jasmine is a great choice if you’re looking to attract bees, birds, or butterflies to your garden. Caring for Murraya orange jasmine is also surprisingly simple.

This lovely plant is a compact evergreen shrub with oval, shiny, deep green leaves that can get up to 2 3/4 inches long, extending from interesting, gnarled branches. At maturity, which can take three to four years, it can grown to 8 to 12 feet tall and wide, creating a large, round shrub. New plants are best planted in spring.

Clusters of small, fragrant flowers bloom in spring, followed by bright reddish-orange berries in summer. The flowers are very fragrant and smell like orange blossoms, and flowering will occur year-round. The red fruit is 1/2 to 1 inch long and is prized by birds.

Botanical Name Murraya paniculata
Common Name Orange Jasmine, Orange Jessamine, mock orange
Plant Type Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size 8 to 12 feet tall and wide
Sun Exposure Full sun to part shade
Soil Type Loamy, well-drained
Soil pH 6.6 to 7.5
Bloom Time Spring
Flower Color White
Hardiness Zones 10-12
Native Area Asia, Australia
Toxicity Non-toxic

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