How to Plant Your Lakeview Jasmine Tree


The Lakeview jasmine tree (Murraya paniculata 'Lakeview') is a perennial evergreen shrub that grows from 8 to 12 feet in height and has a 8- to 15-foot spread. Although it makes an excellent hedge, the Lakeview jasmine is often trained to grow as a tree. Prized for its fragrant white flowers that smell like orange blossoms, it can be a welcome addition to any landscaping project. It is recommended for U.S. Department of Agriculture Zones 9B through 11.

Step 1

Select a location to plant the Lakeview jasmine. It prefers an area with full sun to partial shade.

Step 2

Dig a hole. Make the hole as deep as the length of the pot and three times the diameter of the container.

Step 3

Check the roots of the jasmine. If the roots are tightly wound together (root bound), use your fingers or a screwdriver to gently separate the roots from each other and spread them apart.

Step 4

Place the plant into the hole and replace the soil until it is level with the ground. Press the soil lightly around the base of the plant with your hands. Do not overly compress the soil.

Step 5

Water the Lakeview jasmine until the water puddles around the base. Continue to water every three to four days for four to six weeks until the tree becomes established.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel
  • Screwdriver (optional)
  • Garden hose


  • University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service: Murraya paniculata

Who Can Help

  • Tree Help: How to Plant a Tree
Keywords: Lakeview jasmine tree, Lake view jasmine, Murraya paniculata

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Kate Hornsby has been a professional pet sitter for a number of years and a small business owner for over twenty. She is the current Atlanta Pets Examiner and has written several articles on pet care and operating a small business. Hornsby attended the Academy of Art online, studying Interior Architecture and Design while pursuing commercial flight training at Aviation Atlanta in Georgia.