Mock Orange

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Mock Orange

Postby abwal » Tue May 01, 2007 8:48 pm

Mock Orange ( Murraya Paniculata) hedge.

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Postby Pam » Tue May 01, 2007 8:58 pm

Looks fantastic Abwal! :D
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Postby Mister Wisteria » Tue May 01, 2007 10:05 pm

Now that is a very serious hedge Ab, very nice indeed. 8) :D
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Postby midgin » Wed May 02, 2007 8:13 am

Lovely, Abwal.... I can smell it from here... :wink:
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Postby Yani » Wed May 02, 2007 9:05 am

Look so lush and green. Is it the same with Murraya Paniculata (Orange Jasmine)??
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Postby The Estate » Wed May 02, 2007 9:10 am

How tall and long is it Ab :roll: and does it need much pruning :?:
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Postby Pam » Wed May 02, 2007 9:38 am

midgin wrote:Lovely, Abwal.... I can smell it from here... :wink:


:-@ So can I!
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Postby abwal » Wed May 02, 2007 10:10 am

Yani, I stand corrected. Not sure why I put paniculatum originally. Common names are : Mock orange, Cosmetic Bark, Satinwood, Orange Jessamine, Chinese Box.

The Estate, it is about 10M long and 180cm high. We had difficulty growing it because of the poor soil - mainly shale and sand- so it does not need very heavy pruning. The lack of water has also caused reduced growth. We would prune only three or four times a year at present. This is not the dwarf variety which can be kept very much lower.

Poor Pam, seeing this probably does make you feel a little off colour knowing the effect strong perfume has on you.
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Postby Yani » Wed May 02, 2007 11:25 am

Sorry didn't mean to correct you, ab. Just looking similar to mine and I imagine if they are same?? All I can say...I can't wait for them to grow like yours!
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Postby abwal » Wed May 02, 2007 4:34 pm

No worries, Yani. Thank you for the correction. It was a silly mistake on my part and I was happy you spotted it.

They grow fairly quickly here, but I do not know how fast they will be in your climate. They seem to like rain to make them flower well and come into bloom after a good shower.

I wonder how the name 'Cosmetic Bark' came about. I'll have to do some research.

Found this, if anyone is interested: http://www.crescentbloom.com/plants/Lis ... /index.htm
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Postby charlie_bruno » Wed May 02, 2007 9:16 pm

Have just put some of these in to hide the neighbours (yn)
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Postby enrico » Sun May 06, 2007 2:51 pm

Looks great Abwal :D :D beautiful and healthy
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Postby Luzy » Mon May 07, 2007 9:53 am

I do like your hedge, abwal, great colour and so lovely and happy looking with all those flowers. :D
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Postby Spider Lily » Wed May 09, 2007 9:35 pm

Great hedge there Abwal!

We have these as informal hedges at work and I love the fragrance of them. Thee where we are, we have to prune them every 6-8 weeks.
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Postby Comeilotei » Wed May 09, 2007 10:46 pm

What a healthy Murraya hedge Abwal!

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