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Murraya paniculata

Curry leaf

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourCreamy white
  • Leaf ColourShiny dark green

Description

Murraya paniculata (Curry leaf). This species will form a compact, rounded bush which grows about 3 m tall, it is densely covered with shiny, dark green leaflets. The small creamy white fragrant flowers are held in clusters at the branch tips in the spring, Red berries may appear after each flowering.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

India & China

Interest and use

Grown for their overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They grow in warm, frost-free climates with full sun or partial-shade and humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly may be troublesome.

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