Murraya paniculata - Orange jasmine
About 4 species of Murraya
are native to Asia. They are shrubs and trees
in the citrus family. This species is a large shrub or small tree. The dark
green, compound leaves are evergreen. Fragrant white flowers are borned in
small clusters at the branch tips. Small red fruits are produced in abundance.
This species is listed as an exotic pest plant for central
and south Florida.
UNF staff will watch this plant for invasive potential.
See this plant in a protected location between buildings 15 and 832B.
Large shrub or small tree to about ten feet tall or more.
Light: sun, part shade
Water: well-drained soil, drought tolerant
Soil: adaptable to soil types, no other special requirements
Orange jasmine must be near or at its northern limit in Jacksonville. One report says that it is cold hardy down to 25 degrees F. This plant was donated to the University by Jacksonville plant collector, Joyce Jarrell, to test its cold hardiness.