Never Too Many
We have two Orange Jasmine (Murraya paniculata) that have never stopped blooming. It doesn’t matter where they are, under artificial light in the basement, in the bay window or on the pool deck in summer, they bloom. They deliver that delicious scent reminiscent of the tropics in the middle of winter. I let the flowers set fruit that look a little like small oranges and take a while to mature to a bright red.
I didn’t think the seeds would sprout, but I put each one of them in individual pots anyway. I took a chance since air-layering on tropical plants is hard to do because of the very short summer in my area. If the seeds sprout, great. If not, I have nothing to loose. Surprisingly enough, four of them came up. Even more surprising to me was that when they reached an inch and a half tall, they flowered. A little white flower perched on the top of each plant. I expected them to take a year or two before flowering. I guess growing in mostly compost helps.
This summer, I let the fruits fall in the parents pots and let nature do the work. I have a couple more seedlings now. I only wish I could grow them outside so I could have a whole hedge of Orange Jasmine that would perfume the garden year round.
8 thoughts on “Little Orange Jasmine”
Jasmine in compost
An inch and a half in time
brings you mini orange and lime
Lovely poem. Thank you. That’s all I can say. My work grabs my throat so tight that I can’t even compose a short Haiku in return.
Great pictures! So lucky to have a continuous bloomer that is this pretty and fragrant.
Thank you. It’s very easy to grow and doesn’t need much care. You can keep it in the house as long as it gets some sunlight.
Omg how precious!!! Im starting to collect different types of jasmines. Are you willing to send me some seeds or seedlings? It will be a great addition to my collection!!!
If you are in the US, yes. This year is a little late for cutting (normally in spring before the first bloom) but seedlings of Orange Jasmine can be arranged. Orange Jasmine is not in the Jasminum family but somehow it was named that way.
Do you plant the red pod, or take cutting from the tree itself?
Yes, I use them to start new plants. Cutting doesn’t work well for this type of plant. Air-layering work much better for it but the warm period is too short in my area (the NE of USA).