Top 10 Hedges – Murraya Paniculata (Mock Orange)

Commonly known as Mock Orange or Orange Jessamine, it is a popular plant used by gardeners and landscapers alike because of its lush green foliage and steady growth rate, which is a desirable feature in hedging plants. Murraya’s produce attractive lime-green coloured new growth which turns dark green with age. This shrub has creamy white flowers in late spring and summer which have a subtle sweet fragrance. Murrayas respond well to a good prune which will help maintain the shape, and keep the plant looking lush and full. They will grow to a mature height of about 2.5m tall and 1.5m wide, or can be pruned into shape or into a low hedge. Prefers free draining soil and will need additional water in the hotter, drier months.