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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 10-12'
Plant Spread: 5-6'
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Orange Jessamine
  • Lakeview Jasmine
  • Chinese Box

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Comments:
  • Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Sep 29, 2011 7:32 PM concerning plant:
    Absolutely heavenly scent! These plants start out a bit slow but once they have established they grow very quickly. At that time they also become quite drought tolerant. The birds love the berries & if you have mulch beneath the plant the dropped berries will sprout. This is a very tough plant with deep, deep, green, glossy leaves. It blooms off & on year round. Trimming is required every 3 mos. or so to keep it in bounds.
    This plant is known to be a host of citrus greening but has not been banned from sale in Florida. Here's the official word from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture/Plant Industry Division:

    Murraya paniculata is regulated like citrus with Rule/Chapter 5B-62. All propagation is required to be performed in an approved structure. There is not a ban on the sale of it.

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