Charlynn, I doubt that you can. It is a host plant for an insect known as the citrus psyllid, which carries the bacterium that causes a disease known as citrus greening, a very serious problem in our state. Because of this Lakeview jasmine, which is actually in the citrus family, cannot be sold unless it is grown in a quarantined shelter, which is prohibitive for most growers. I've only seen one plant in a nursery in the last two years.
Great post Douglas...I never would have known!
It's a pity because it is otherwise such a great plant.
I see that these posts are from a couple years ago. We bought a Lakeview Jasmine in 2006 in a small greenhouse type of store in southern Wisconsin. Of course we had to keep it inside during the winter but no complaints because when it bloomed there was nothing like that smell to come home to. We moved to Arizona in 2012 and by that time the plant was at least 6 ft tall and 4 ft wide. We liked it because it was not viney, just a tree type plant. We didn't have the means to move it and now I wish we would have tired harder especially if you are saying we can't get it anywhere. Any suggestions to a similar type fragrant plant that isn't viney?
Has the word gotten out in Florida yet that this plant is not a threat to the orange groves?
I have 17 Lakeview Jasmine for sale. I have them trimmed as a hedge and they are around 15 years old. We are located in Palm Beach Gardens Florida.
Do you have any Jasmine yet? I'm in Bradenton but will travel.
We live near Cocoa Beach, FL and have one in our front yard but always "known" it as Orange jasmine, it smells just like orange blossoms. It does drop red seeds but I have never noticed any seedlings coming up on their own.
I had read some time ago that "they suspected" they may have been involved in the citrus canker, who knows. I have heard lots of other "interesting" stories from old time grove owners about their suspicions.
it was an unjustly banned just because it posed a threat to florida's citrus industry. this is a great plant easily trimmed to create a standard patio tree
I'm looking for Lakeview Jasmine. Do you have any plants?
I am also looking for the plant; I’m located in Key West.