How to Plant Lakeview Jasmine Tree
With an intoxicating sweet fragrance from its blossoms, the Lakeview jasmine tree is a popular landscape addition in USDA zones 9 to 11. Naturally grown as a shrub, the Lakeview jasmine is pruned and trained to grow as a tree at the nursery. Often used as a hedge, it can reach heights of 12 to 14 feet, with a span of 5 to 6 feet. Once established, the Lakeview jasmine requires minimal care and can bloom several times during its growing season.
Select a location in your landscape for your Lakeview jasmine that is in shade during the heat of the day. The Lakeview jasmine will grow best if it receives morning sun, but is in shade during the afternoon. The location should also have well- draining soil. A Lakeview jasmine tree can grow in a variety of soil types, as long as it drains well and is between 6.4 and 7.3 pH value.
Dig a hole using a shovel to plant the Lakeview jasmine. The hole should be twice as wide as the root ball, but only as deep as the container your tree came in from the nursery.
Remove the Lakeview jasmine from the nursery pot, being careful not to damage the root ball. Place the tree in the hole, backfilling around the roots. Once you have filled in around the roots, gently pat the soil down to make sure there are no air pockets trapped within the soil and around the roots.
Water the Lakeview jasmine tree thoroughly after you have planted it. Then water it when the top 1 inch of soil feels dry. While your newly planted tree's root system develops in the ground it will need moist soil. Monitor the soil, particularly if it has not rained for a few days, by inserting your finger into the top inch or more. If the top of the soil feels dry, water the tree enough to allow the water to reach the roots. Then wait until the top soil feels dry again before the next watering. After the Lakeview jasmine has established itself in three to four months, it will only need watering during drought conditions.
Fertilize the Lakeview jasmine once a month during its growing season, May through September. Follow the instructions on the package of a balanced (20-20-20) fertilizer to feed the tree. Lakeview jasmine trees need feeding to ensure vigorous growth and healthy foliage during its flowering period.
Lakeview jasmine prefers humidity. During periods of lower humidity, frequently spray your Lakeview jasmine with water.