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Tropical Garden, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Gardening is part of my life and I want to share that portion of my zeal and joy with you. These are my thoughts, my experiences and life work. I hope it enrich and add value to you too.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Orange Jasmine - Murraya Paniculata

After much awaiting finally this Jasmine decided to bloom furiously. It started putting out the buds on Friday and it lasted for 3 days in a row. (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
By Monday, most of the flower petals had dropped (due to strong rain)

I noticed like most Jasmine, this one blooms at night and the fragrance is so captivating. Looks like other Jasmine (Grand Duke of Tuscany) and this Orange Jasmine is taking turns not to over-power each other. I wished all the fragrant flowers blooms & put out their powerful fragrance one night and it definitely creates an impact of natural fragrance.

I realised that Orange Jasmine (Murraya Paniculata) is the same species with Curry Leaf Tree (Murraya Koeniggi) but apparently Orange Jasmine is poisonous unlike curry leaf. I'm not sure whether the curry leaf fruits are poisonous.

My rescued Orange Jasmine root stalk didn't show any growth. I'm not sure whether it survived the initial shock, I will keep it for another few weeks and see if there is any development.

Below is pictures taken within 3 days: (bud, semi-bloom, and full bloom)


  1. Nice plant! Smells like other jasmine?

  2. They don't smell alike, very different.

  3. I just took a sniff this morning and I guess that the orange jasmine smell similar to plumeria. (frangipani)

  4. Hi,
    I have a hedge of this one in fact 2 of it, but they grow so large trees. Beautiful to look at when flowering but pain when the flowers fall and cover the car and drive way. I think they smell like orange blossom.
    Like your post.


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