Murraya Paniculata – Mock Orange or (Orange Jasmine)
Murraya, Mock orange or Orange jessamine (murraya panticulata) is the most commonly used murraya, and it can makes a great evergreen hedging plant. Delicate foliage with masses of creamish white perfumed flowers (see picture right). Fast growing it can be cut back to form a good screen.
Growth habit and care
Although it will easily reach 3m in time it is a reasonably slow goring plant and can take 3-4 years to reach full size. Often pruned or trimmed to create a smaller or more formal hedge Murraya, Mock orange or Orange jessamine is best pruned innerly autumn or spring. Spring is also a good time to fertilise, after pruning water well. apply fertiliser and water well again. Regular pruning will create a nice dense hedge, so a good shaping in spring and then a tidy up in late summer to autumn will keep them in shape. If planting as a hedge plant at 50cm centres. Looking for a dwarf murraya, try Murraya Paniculata ‘Min-A-Min’ this one will reach around 1m, an excellent low border plant
Spring is also a good time to renew mulch which will create a cool root run and help promote good growth.
Murraya paniculata (mock orange) are available for sale from the following nurseries
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