Murraya paniculata is a slow-growing, evergreen shrub or small tree with a fine-textured, compact crown.
It grows from 1.8 – 12 metres tall with a clear bole that can be 2.5 metres long and 60cm in diameter.
A plant of tropical and subtropical areas, where it can be found at elevations from near sea level to about 1,300 metres.
Tolerates an occasional light frost.
Plants have been known to survive short-lived frosts with temperatures down to -4°c.
Prefers a rich, moist, well-drained loam and a position in full sun to part shad.
Grows best in locations that are sheltered from strong winds.
Plants are intolerant of root disturbance.
The plant can flower and produce fruits several times each year – heavy flushes of flowers are produced when heavy rain follows a period of dry weather.
The plant is grown as a living fence to protect vegetable gardens.
It responds well to trimming and can be used as a small hedge which can be limited to as little as 60 – 90cm in height.