Jacaranda mimosifoliaItem #4635 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
An interesting tree with an open-branched rounded crown holding large clusters of showy lavender-blue flowers that arrive in spring, backed by large fern-like foliage. Makes a fine landscape specimen for a waterwise landscape. Semi-evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:jak-a-RAN-da mee-mo-si-FO-lee-aPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenSunset climate zones:12, 13, 15 - 25, 27Growth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower 25 to 40 ft. and taller, 25 to 35 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign 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 PlantsLilyturf (Liriope); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Foxtail Fern (Asparagus); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Sago Palm (Cycas)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply at regular intervals during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Reduce frequency once established; tolerates periods of drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. May be pruned annually to maintain desired size.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs occasional watering; more in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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