• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs occasional watering; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower 25 to 40 ft. and taller, 25 to 35 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Shade Tree
    Blooms:
    Spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    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.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleRustic, Tropical
    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 PlantsLilyturf (Liriope); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Foxtail Fern (Asparagus); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Sago Palm (Cycas)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs occasional watering; more in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    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