Once a month we will highlight a plant that is both suitable and stylish for the traditional Auckland garden. This month our plant is :
Murraya paniculata :
This elegant tropical evergreen plant is native to southern China, Taiwan, the Indian sub-continent, south-eastern Asia and the northern regions of Australia. Small white scented flowers contrast the rich dark green foliage of this subtle beauty, which can be grown as either an ornamental tree or hedge. Murraya is closely related to the Citrus family and is itself, a wonderful addition to the tropical gardens of Auckland. Bearing small orange to red fruit resembling kumquats, this understated plant can add a sophisticated twist to your designer garden.