Murraya paniculata (Orange Jasmine) thrives in warm climates, however it can be grown in USDA Zone 9-11 by providing some basic care. When planted in colder areas, Murraya paniculata should be grown in a large pot, with protection from the cold in winter. It should be placed in a sunny spot and well watered, however it will also tolerate semi-shade. An additional layer of mulch should ensure that roots do not freeze. It is also tolerant of dry soil and coastal conditions, as well as salt which makes it a great seaside plant.
Murraya paniculata is a particularly attractive shrub, growing five to ten feet tall and boasting glossy green foliage. The plant is bedecked with fragrant white or off-white flowers that attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Appropriately pruned, it can create an impressive hedge, with the added bonus of its lovely fragrance.
This is an excellent choice for warm climate gardens, as it is easy to grow, requires minimal care, and adds beauty and fragrance to its surroundings. For those in colder climates, a pot of this delightful shrub may give days of pleasure.