• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering 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 Flowering
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:jak-a-RAN-da mee-mo-si-FO-lee-a
    Plant type:Tree
    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
    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 PlantsLilyturf (Liriope); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Foxtail Fern (Asparagus); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Sago Palm (Cycas)
  • Care
    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 & Lore
    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.
    Due to the prevalence of these trees, the capital of South Africa, Pretoria, is known as Jacaranda city or Jakarandastad in Afrikaans