How to Plant a Lakeview Jasmine Tree

Overview

Lakeview jasmine (Murraya paniculata 'Lakeview') is a variety of orange jasmine that will grow from 10 to 12 feet in height, with an equal spread, in USDA Hardiness Zones 9b to 11. The Lakeview's growth habit is as a shrub, and it is trained to tree form in the nursery. Lakeview jasmine trees bloom in white flowers that smell like orange blossoms and are attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. You can plant the Lakeview jasmine tree at any time of the year.

Step 1

Choose the location in which you will plant the Lakeview jasmine tree. It should be located in an area of the garden that receives morning sun and afternoon shade.

Step 2

Dig a hole that is the same depth as the pot in which the Lakeview jasmine tree is growing and three times the diameter.

Step 3

Remove the Lakeview jasmine tree from the nursery pot and gently loosen the outside layer of the root ball with your fingers.

Step 4

Place the rootball on the bottom of the planting hole and backfill the hole with soil. Use your feet to tamp around the base of the tree to remove any air pockets trapped in the soil.

Step 5

Water the Lakeview jasmine until the water puddles and then supply it with 3/4 gallon of water every four days for the first 28 weeks after planting.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel

References

  • BayScience Foundation: Murraya Paniculata 'Lakeview'
  • University of Florida: Planting Shrubs and Conserving Water
  • ‭"‬Landscape Management:‭ ‬Planting and Maintenance of Trees,‭ ‬Shrubs and Turfgrass‭"; ‬James R.‭ ‬Feucht and Jack D.‭ ‬Butler‭; ‬1988
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