The general guideline for spacing a murraya hedge is to plant them from about 1 to 3 feet (30 to 100 cm) apart. But that rule is too broad. Here are some things you need to take into consideration when spacing your murraya hedge.
Considerations for Spacing Your Murraya Hedge
When planting murraya as a hedge, you need to consider the type of murraya you will grow and for what purpose.
If you are planting for a low and compact murraya hedge, you will naturally use a smaller murraya variety. Therefore you will need to space them closer, about 1 foot (30 cm) apart.
If your purpose if for screening, that too is a consideration because you will likely plant a murraya that grows to a small tree of maybe about 10 feet (3 metres) tall. When planting these types of murraya for a hedge, the ideal spacing is about 2.5 feet (76 cm). You can keep them a little closer at about 2 feet (60 cm) if you want a denser screen.
Much taller murraya varieties for a tree line along walkways need to be planted about 3 to 3.5 feet (91 to 107 cm) apart.
Generally, murraya grows from a height of up to 10 feet (3 metres) while dwarf varieties grow up to 3 feet (1 metre). However, they can also grow up to 23 feet (7 metres).
Discover More About The Murraya Hedge
You can grow your murraya from cuttings or seeds, or you can buy them from nurseries. Whichever method you choose, you need to transplant your
You can grow murraya, orange jessamine, orange jasmine, or mock orange in pots and containers. Murraya comes in different dwarf varieties and cultivars which are
Too much or too little water can be harmful to your murraya hedge, just like in most plants. Water your murraya hedge deeply but less
The best way to propagate murraya paniculata is through stem-tip cuttings. First, choose a woody stem of the murraya plant that has no flower. Choose
The best time to plant a murraya hedge depends on the season and climate in your area. Murraya paniculata is naturally tropical, so it prefers
A freshly planted murraya hedge will take about three (3) to four (4) years to grow to its full size. On average, murraya will grow
You may be wondering if murraya is the right hedge for your needs, specifically the height you require for your murraya hedge. The good news
Murraya paniculata (also known as orange jessamine or mock orange) is low maintenance and generally does not do well with too heavy pruning. It is
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
Murraya hedges are relatively easy to maintain. However, they do need fertiliser if you want to ensure a fuller and more robust plant. Low maintenance
Murraya Hedges are a very popular ornamental hedge and is certainly a favorite of Harwood’s Lawn Care. They are most commonly known for being low maintenance