Orange Jasmine: A Great Addition to Your Garden


Orange Jasmine: A Great Addition to Your Garden

If you’re looking for a plant that will fill your garden with the sweet smell of citrus blossoms, look no further than the orange jasmine.

This evergreen plant is a great addition to any garden in a tropical climate, and can also be grown indoors if you live in a cold area.

Orange jasmine plants can reach maturity in just 3 to 4 years, and will grow up to 8 or 12 feet tall, depending on the variety.

Common Name Orange jasmine, orange jessamine, satinwood, mock orange
Botanical Names Murraya paniculata, Chalcas paniculata
Family Rutaceae
Plant Type Shrub
Mature Size 8-12 ft. tall and wide
Sun Exposure Full, partial
Soil Type Loamy, well-drained
Soil pH Acidic, neutral, alkaline
Bloom Time Spring, summer, fall
Flower Color White
Hardiness Zones 10-12 (USDA)
Native Area Asia, Australia

Tips for Keeping Your Plants Healthy

  • To keep your orange jasmine plant healthy, it’s important to give it the proper amount of sunlight and water.
  • The plant prefers full sun to partial sun, and should be watered regularly during the growing season.
  • It’s also a good idea to add a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture.
  • If you live in a cold climate, you can grow orange jasmine indoors and transfer it outdoors during summer.
  • Pruning Tips:
  • Pruning is important for keeping your orange jasmine plant looking its best.

Lighting and Temperature

Orange jasmine is a tropical plant that prefers full sun to partial sun.

It can tolerate some shade, but will bloom less in shady areas.

The plant also prefers warm temperatures and will not tolerate frost.

Soil

Orange jasmine prefers a loamy, well-drained soil.

The ideal pH range for the plant is between acidic and alkaline.

Fertilizer

Fertilizing your orange jasmine plant is important for keeping it healthy.

Use a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen, and apply it according to the package instructions.

Pruning

Pruning is important for keeping your orange jasmine plant looking its best.

Trim off any dead or damaged leaves and stems, and prune the plant back by one-third in late winter or early spring.

This will encourage new growth and help keep the plant compact.

Watering

Orange jasmine prefers a moist, but not soggy, soil.

Water the plant deeply and regularly during the growing season, and reduce watering in the winter.

It’s also a good idea to add a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture.

Size

Orange jasmine can grow to be quite large, reaching up to 12 feet tall and wide.

To keep the plant from getting too big, prune it back by one-third in late winter or early spring.

This will encourage new growth and help keep the plant compact.

 Flowering

Orange jasmine produces small, smelly flowers in the spring. These are followed by bright orange-red fruits in the summer.

How to Get Orange Jasmine to Bloom?

If your shrub appears to be in good health but is not blooming, there may be too much nitrogen in the runoff from your lawn, which causes leaf growth but not flowering.

By providing the plant with phosphorus-rich fertiliser (P), which promotes blooming, you can combat this.

Follow the directions on the product packaging for how much to use.

Phosphorous levels are often low in runoff because Lawn fertilisers typically contain more nitrogen than phosphorus.

This encourages growth of leaves and grass but not flowers.

If you want your shrub to bloom, look for a fertilizer with a higher phosphorus ratio such as 5-10-5 or 8-24-8.

You may need to apply it two to three times a year depending on the size of your shrub and the amount of rainfall in your area.

Regular applications of phosphorus-rich fertilizer will help promote blooming and ensure that your shrub stays healthy and beautiful for years to come.

Common Pests and Plant Diseases?

Even though this species isn’t known to get sick, it can attract some bugs.

Soil nematodes, sand scales, whiteflies, and sooty mould can be seen. Nematodes, which are roundworms, can be good or bad for your garden.

If they are bad, they can hurt plants and spread viruses that affect plants.

The best way to avoid nematodes is to buy plants from reliable sources (plants from a garden centre are more likely to be infected by nematodes) and put them in soil that doesn’t have nematodes.

Neem oil is another thing that can help get rid of nematodes.

Scale insects look like fine white lines or brown bumps that look like scales on the stems and leaves. They take important nutrients from the plants when they drink the sap.

To get rid of scale, you can cut back the branches that are affected or use an insecticide.

Whiteflies are tiny white bugs that fly around when you disturb them.

They suck the sap out of the plant leaves and then excrete a sticky substance called honeydew.

This attracts ants and sooty mould fungus. Whiteflies can also spread diseases from plant to plant.

To get rid of whiteflies, you can use a yellow sticky trap or an insecticide.

Sooty mould is a black or dark grey fungus that grows on honeydew. It stops the plant from photosynthesising properly and can make the plant’s leaves fall off prematurely.

Overwintering?

Orange jasmine is a beautiful, fragrant plant that is popular in the United States.

Unfortunately, it is not winter hardy in most parts of the country.

In the lower part of USDA zone 10, orange jasmine needs to be brought inside during the winter months.

The best way to care for orange jasmine during the winter is to put it in a sunny spot or on a windowsill that gets sun.

Water it every day to keep the soil moist but not soggy.

With a little extra care, orange jasmine will thrive indoors all winter long.

Potting and Repotting Orange Jasmine?

The orange jasmine is a beautiful, fragrant plant that makes a lovely addition to any home.

If you choose to grow your orange jasmine in a pot, however, you will need to repot it once it starts to outgrow its current pot.

When moving a well-established plant into a bigger pot, choose one that is just 2 inches larger than the current pot.

You’ll also need to remove any dead or dying leaves, as well as less than one-eighth of the plant’s growth.

Since orange jasmines have very thin roots, it’s important to water the plant well before attempting to move it.

This will help you pull the roots, plant, and soil together, making it easier to transfer into the new pot.

Once everything is in the new pot, carefully fill in the gaps with potting mix and water the soil.

With a little bit of care, your orange jasmine will thrive in its new home.

Growing Orange Jasmine from Seed?

Seeds are the easiest way to spread a plant, but it can take more than a month for them to germinate.

You can start your seeds inside if you want to test it with seeds from your own plants. Here’s what you can do:

Soak the seeds in water for about two hours to start them growing.

Place the seeds on top of seed pots that have sterile potting mixes in them.

Keep the seeds in an area that is evenly damp, but not completely wet, and that is about 82°F.

It should be bright, but not in direct sunlight. Between 30 and 40 days should pass before the seeds sprout.

When the seedling has more than one set of true leaves, you can move it to a bigger pot or the garden.

Propagating Orange Jasmine?

Taking stem-tip cuttings is an easy way to propagate many different kinds of plants.

The process is simple: just remove a length of stem with a few leaves attached, and then plant it in potting mix.

With a little care, the cutting will soon develop roots and start to grow.

Stem-tip cuttings can be taken from most plants in the spring or early summer.

However, it’s important to choose a healthy section of stem, and to remove any leaves that would be buried in the potting mix.

Dip the cut end of the stem in rooting hormone to encourage root development, and then plant it about 1/8 inch deep in moist potting mix.

Keep the cutting in a bright spot out of direct sunlight, and water it regularly.

Once new growth appears, the cutting has successfully taken root and can be moved to a larger pot or planted in the garden.

Jessica Miles

Jessica Miles is a writer for Botanique Boutique, a plant and gardening blog. She has always loved plants, flowers, and anything green. When she was younger, she used to watch her grandfather garden and would be in awe of the beautiful flowers he would grow. Now Jessica writes about all things related to plants and gardening - from beginner tips on how to start growing your own plants, to in-depth guides on caring for a specific type of flower or plant. She loves helping others learn about this fascinating hobby, and hopes that her writing will inspire people to get outside and enjoy nature!

Recent Posts