Murraya Paniculata, Calcutta Kamini



It is a tropical, evergreen plant bearing small, white, scented flowers, which is grown as an ornamental tree or hedge. Murraya is closely related to Citrus and bears small orange to red fruit resembling kumquats, though some cultivars do not set fruit.

Murraya paniculata is cultured as an ornamental tree or hedge because of its hardiness, a wide range of soil tolerance and is suitable for larger hedges. The plant flowers throughout the years and produces small, fragrant flower clusters which attract bees, while the fruits attract small frugivorous birds.


Common Name Orange Jessamine, Kunti
Maximum Reachable Height 8 to 12 feet
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

Tropical evergreen plant native to southern China, Taiwan, the Indian sub-continent(i.e. India, Nepal, northeastern Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) and also Australia.

This plant produces small, white, scented flowers and is grown as an ornamental tree or hedge.

Closely related to citrus, Murraya bears orange to red fruits that resemble kumquats, however, some cultivars do not set fruit.

Murraya Paniculata Care

Murraya paniculata, commonly known as orange jessamine, satinwood or orange jasmine, is a flowering shrub with twisting branches, dark green, glossy leaves and fragrant blossoms. Orange jessamine commonly grows to 12 feet in height and equally wide, but in some cases may take the shape of a tree and grow to be as tall as 20 feet.

Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 20 to 22 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Murraya Paniculata Special Feature

Where winter hardy, orange jessamine is often grown as a hedge or screen. Interesting in containers or planters. For areas north of USDA Zone 10, plants must be overwintered indoors.

Murraya Paniculata Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
  • Its generally keep indoor in the living room and in the terrace area


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