|Orange Jasmine||(Murraya exotica)||F ^*|
| likes the heat; water generously during the growing seasons, not so much in winter; can prune all year, but flower buds begin to appear in early summer. [Rutaceae; Sapindales]
General information: Attractive slender, upright, yet with a dense head type of shrub or tree with compound evergreen leaves that are made up of pear-shaped leaflets. Fragrant, white, orange-like blossoms which are followed by bright, decorative, red fruits.
Lighting: Filtered sun to moderate shade. May be grown indoors.
Temperature: The tree is hardy in zones 9 through 11.
Watering: Light to moderate.
Feeding: Every 20-30 days from early spring-midautumn, breaking for a month in midsummer. Miracid is recommended.
Pruning and wiring: Grow in a variety of styles. New growth needs to be pruned back to a few leaves after the shoots have made six or seven leaves.
Propagation: By seed or cuttings.
Repotting: Prefers moderately fertile, well-drained soil free of nematodes. Glazed and not too shallow a container.
Pest and diseases: Scales, nematodes, white flies and sooty mold.