How to Plant a Lake View Jasmine Tree

Overview

If you are looking for a small tree that will fill your garden with scent, consider planting a Lakeview jasmine tree (Murraya paniculata Lakeview). Also known as orange jasmine, the Lakeview variety is actually a shrub that is trained when young to grow as a tree. It will reach 10 feet in height and bloom in clusters of white flowers with the scent of orange blossoms. The Lakeview jasmine tree is hardy to U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 9b to 11 and can be planted at any time of the year within its hardiness zones.

Step 1

Watch the pattern of sunlight in your planting site for a day before planting. The area needs to receive sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. If the site you chose doesn't fulfill this requirement, choose another location in which to plant the tree.

Step 2

Dig a planting hole for the Lakeview jasmine tree so that it will sit at the same depth as it did while growing in the nursery pot. Dig the hole three times the width of the pot.

Step 3

Remove the tree from the pot and, using your fingers, gently tease out the roots on the outside of the root ball.

Step 4

Lower the root ball into the bottom of the hole and throw in a shovelful of soil. Use your fingers to work the soil around the root ball. Fill the hole halfway with water, and when it drains, finish filling it with soil. Press the soil around the base of the tree with your feet.

Step 5

Water the jasmine tree slowly, until the soil is saturated. Water the tree every four days, with 3/4 gallon of water, for the first month it is in the ground.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel

References

  • Learn2Grow.com Murraya Paniculata Lakeview
  • University of Florida: Murraya Paniculata
  • University of Florida: Planting Shrubs and Conserving Water
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