Orange Jasmine (Satinwood)
Attractive slender, upright, yet with a dense head type of shrub or tree with compound evergreen leaves that are made up of pear- shaped leaflets. Fragrant, white, orange-like blossoms which are followed by bright, decorative, red fruits.
Filtered sun to moderate shade. May be grown indoors.
The tree is hardy in zones 9 through 11.
Light to moderate.
Every 20-30 days from early spring-mid-autumn, breaking for a month in midsummer. Miracid is recommended.
Pruning and wiring:
Grow in a variety of styles. New growth needs to be pruned back to a few leaves after the shoots have made six or seven leaves.
By seed or cuttings.
Prefers moderately fertile, well-drained soil free of nematodes.
Glazed and not too shallow a container.
Pest and diseases:
Scales, nematodes, white flies and sooty mould.
Gordon Owen “The Bonsai Identifier”.
Watkins and Sheehan “Florida Landscape Plants”.
Compiled Thomas L. Zane