General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 8 to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Medicinal Herb
Useful for timber production
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Days to germinate: 1 to 2 months
Depth to plant seed: 3/4" with pointed ends arranged horizontally
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Orange Jessamine
  • Orange Jasmine
Also sold as:
  • Murraya peniculata

  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Dec 18, 2014 8:21 AM concerning plant:
    From wikipedia: "M. paniculata is the preferred host to the insect pest Diaphorina citri, the citrus psyllid. This psyllid is the vector for the citrus greening disease."
    Citrus greening disease is apparently one of the most serious citrus plant diseases in the world, devastating millions of acres of citrus crops throughout the United States and abroad.
  • Posted by vitrsna (Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico - Zone 11a) on Sep 16, 2015 2:43 PM concerning plant:
    As a member of the Rutaceae Family, this plant should be a host for Giant Swallowtail butterflies, as well as Black Swallowtails and a few others, although I won't be able to confirm this until the plant matures. The disease caused by the Diaphorina citri reportedly can be controlled by pruning any affected growth. It is said the plant is illegal to sell or own in the State of Florida due to the potential for disease.

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