One trait of the Lakeview jasmine plant is its leaves do not change color or fall off their branches. Thought of as a shrub, this lovely plant can reach a height of twelve feet, given ideal growing conditions.
If trimmed, you can maintain a shape and size that blends perfectly with your garden theme. Like many other tropical plants, its leaves are glossy green. As attractive as they are, the small white flowers, which ooze a heavenly scent, are the main attraction. Because potent fragrance, birds, bees and butterflies find it irresistible.
Several times throughout the year the orange jasmine blooms, and produces little red berries. Often overlooked by novice gardeners, the berries are a source of propagation.
A tropical climate is what the jasmine prefers. However, the plant is of hardy type, able to survive some frost and arid conditions. It favors full sunlight but it can grow nicely in part shade. Almost any kind of soil is suitable for the shrub. It can be grown in a pot indoors, but its full potential is reached outdoors.
In other regions where it’s grown, it is known as Mock Orange, Orange Jessamine and Chinese Cosmetic Boxwood. Whatever name you use to describe it, the shrub is a beautiful addition to any landscape.
Growers suggest the use of fertilizer because the Lakeview jasmine requires adequate nutrients to develop its healthy petals. Both Synthetic and organic fertilizer will work just fine for the Lakeview jasmine.
The Lakeview jasmine scientific name is Murraya Paniculata, and it belongs to the same family as citrus plants. Aside from being an attractive ornamental, in traditional medicine it is valued as an analgesic.