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Characteristics of Orange Jessamine Tree (Murraya paniculata) in the Wild

Murraya paniculata
Orange jessamine (Murraya paniculata) is a tropical plant native to South Asia, Southeast Asia, China, and Australia. The tree has small white flowers and is very fragrant.

Orange jessamine trees are planted as ornamental trees or hedges. It is closely related to Citrus, and produces small berries that resemble Kumquat (Citrus japonica).

Today the Orange jessamine tree has been naturalized in other tropical regions throughout the world, including the southern United States.

In China, the Orange jessamine tree grows in sunny, sunny areas throughout the day. The tree also tolerates a variety of soils, from acid soils too alkaline soils.


Characteristics of Orange Jessamine Leaf

Murraya paniculata Leaf
Source : Mercadante

Orange jessamine leaves are shiny green, appear in 3-7 pinnate leaflets, and are elliptical between 3-4 cm.


Characteristics of Orange Jessamine Flower

Murraya paniculata Flower
Source : Pereira-Nunes

The flower has a length of 12-18 mm, is white, and is very fragrant. Orange jessamine flowers appear throughout the year or are not seasonal.


Characteristics of Orange Jessamine Fruit

Murraya paniculata Fruit
Source : Mercadante

The fruit is fleshy, oval-ovoid in shape, about 1-1.5 cm long, green when young and turns orange to red when ripe.


Characteristics of Orange Jessamine Tree

Murraya paniculata Tree
Source : Mann

In the wild, Orange jessamine trees can grow to a height of 10-12 meters in a suitable area.

Orange jessamine trees are widely cultivated as ornamental or shrub trees because of their hardiness, tolerance to various soils, and suitable for living fences.


From ancient times, the Orange jessamine tree has been used as a beautiful ornamental tree yard and fragrant flowering flowers.

The wood is often used as a tooling handle, that’s because the wood is sturdy, durable, and lightweight.


Orange jessamine trees are generally cultivated from seeds. Mature seeds are taken from the parent tree and dried in the sun to dry for one day and sown to the ground after drying. Within 4-7 days the seeds will germinate. Planting from seeds to produce flowers only takes 3-4 months.


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