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Murraya paniculata/Orange Jasmine, Chinese Box

Murraya paniculata / Murraya paniculata
Compound foliage on the Orange Jasmine
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Compound foliage on the Orange Jasmine

Foliage

Foliage

This selection is identified as 'Exotica' in a Southern California botanical garden

This selection, 'Exotica' has formed flower buds in late winter in a California botanical garden

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Scientific Name: Murraya paniculata
Common Name: Orange Jasmine, Chinese Box
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a tropical compact-growing shrub which produces highly scented, waxy, white flowers. Makes an excellent container plant where it can be protected from freezing temperatures. Reported to bloom throughout the year where conditions are favorable. Closely related to citrus. The foliage is quite glossy.