Murraya Hedge Flowers | What Do They Look and Smell Like

If you ever walked past a blooming murraya hedge, you cannot ignore its pretty flowers and pleasant citrus fragrance in spring.

Having these dainty light-coloured flowers with a glossy green background of foliage gives your hedges a whimsical touch as if you are walking in a garden from a fairytale.

Murraya Hedge Flowers
Murraya Hedge Flowers

Murraya Paniculata Flowers

Murraya paniculata is also known as orange jessamine, mock orange, or orange jasmine.

A closer look at the murraya hedge flowers and you will see how dainty they are.

The murraya flowers are either white or cream-coloured. The petals are about 0.5 to 0.7 inches (13 to 18 mm).

These blooms are arranged in loose groups or clusters, with each flower on a pedicel of about 0.04 to 0.06 inches (1 to 1.5 mm) long.

The flower of the murraya hedge has five sepals (sometimes four) which are 0.04 inches (1 mm) long.

White Murraya Flowers on a Murraya Plant
Murraya Paniculata Flowers Up Close

When Will Your Murraya Hedge Flowers Bloom

Murraya paniculata will produces flowers at random times within the year.

You will find that your murraya hedge will produce more flowers after rainy weather such as in late winter or throughout spring.

Murraya plants with budding and blooming flowers
Murraya Flowers and Buds in Spring

Scent of Murraya Hedge Flowers

The fragrant (and some would say strong) aroma of the murraya paniculata’s flowers is more distinct at night.

Some people say that it has a slight citrusy aroma.

Even if one of murraya paniculata’s common names is ‘orange jasmine,’ it does not smell close to jasmine at all.

Others describe it as close to the scent of frangipanis.

Those who are sensitive to strong odours should avoid getting too close to murraya when the plants are in full bloom.

Murraya paniculata with flowers
Murraya Paniculata in Bloom

Uses for Murraya Hedge Flowers

Murraya hedge flowers are not just for your eyes and nose, as there are also various practical uses for them.

Murraya Flower Tea

Because of its distinct aromatic scent, the flowers of the murraya paniculata can be added to tea as an aromatic infusion. Just put a few petals (it depends on how fragrant you want it to be) and leaves in your tea or plain hot water and let it steep for about three minutes.

The flowers, along with the murraya leaves, are known to be tonic and helpful in aiding digestion and relieving stomach issues.

The flowers and leaves are made into tea. Drinking this orange jasmine tea is known to help ease the pain and symptoms of indigestion and stomach aches.

Just put a few murraya flower petals and leaves in your tea or plain hot water and let it steep for about three minutes.

A cup of orange jasmine tea on a wooden table
A cup of orange jasmine tea

Toothache Relief

The flowers of your murraya hedge may also be helpful in the relief of toothaches.

In folkloric medicine, the flowers are cut and squeezed to get the oils. The oil is dripped over the aching tooth.

Orange jasmine petals plucked from the flower
Orange Jasmine petals plucked from the flower

Aromatherapy and Cosmetics

Essential oils can be derived from the flowers and other parts of the murraya paniculata. The oils from the mock orange flowers are often used in cosmetics.

A small bottle of oil extracted from murraya
Oil Extracted from Murraya for Cosmetics and Aromatherapy

Aromatic Flower Arrangement

If you are not sensitive to the scent of the murraya paniculata’s flowers, you can cut them and put them in a vase. You can enjoy the smell of the orange jessamine right in your living room or bedroom.

A bouquet of white murraya flowers on a wicker table
A Bouquet of Murraya Flower Cuttings

Discover More About The Murraya Hedge

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *