It is vital to keep a check on the plant's pH range, watering, fertilizing, and pruning. The pH range for the plant should be below 7, in order for it to absorb nutrients. If the range is above 7, then it might develop iron, magnesium and manganese deficiencies. This in turn may cause reduced leaf size, mottling, white leaflets, and yellowing.
This will encourage a dense growth. Do not allow grass or other vegetation to grow within 5 feet of the trunk of this tree. Otherwise, it will be deprived of the soil's nutrients. Keeping a 2 inch layer of mulch around it, also helps to maintain its health.
Plant a healthy sapling in a 3-gallon container. While deciding on a spot for planting, look for one that receives full sunlight. However, the spot must not be subjected to water logging or strong winds. Not to mention, this place must also be away from other trees, buildings, power lines, and other structures.
If you are planning to plant more than one, then remember to keep a spacing of 20 ft. - 30 ft between them. Regarding the soil conditions, the plant is known to adapt itself to most kinds of well drained soils.