Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower 25 to 40 ft. and taller, 25 to 35 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Spring Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Botanical Pronunciation:jak-a-RAN-da mee-mo-si-FO-lee-a
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
Sunset climate zones:12, 13, 15 - 25, 27
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate grower 25 to 40 ft. and taller, 25 to 35 ft. wide.
Special features:Waterwise
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:Purple
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleTropical
Design IdeasIf everyone lived in frost-free climates, they would all have a Jacaranda tree in the yard. These open-headed trees offer filtered shade ideal for patios, courtyards, and decks. They are proven as street trees and make a great front-yard flowering specimen. A drought-resistant solution.
Companion PlantsPlant Jacaranda with all the luscious tropicals such as Pink Powder Puff (Calliandra inaequilatera), Bird Of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) and the huge lipstick orange-red Ross Estey Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Ross Estey'). A real showstopper when blooming next to Giant Burmese Honeysuckle (Lonicera hildebrandiana) or the miraculous two-colored Surprise Bouquet Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea 'Barbara Karst' & Bougainvillea 'California Gold').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
This genus of the American tropics was named by famed French botanist, Antoine Juisseau in the early 19th century. The genus name is that used by locals in Brazil. The species is attributed to both Humboldt and the Bonpland, the latter noted for his work on South American botany. This species is native to the drier regions of southern Brazil and northern Argentina.
Lore:
Due to the prevalence of these trees, the capital of South Africa, Pretoria, is known as Jacaranda city or Jakarandastad in Afrikaans