Jacaranda mimosifoliaItem #4635 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
Interesting tree with an open-branched rounded crown holding large clusters of showy lavender-blue flowers backed by large fern-like foliage. Makes a fine landscape accent. Semi-evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower 25 to 40 ft. and taller, 25 to 35 ft. wide.Key Feature:Spring FloweringBlooms:Spring
- 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.Special features:WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleTropicalDesign 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').
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- 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