• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Dwarf Specimen
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Early Summer
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:jak-a-RAN-da
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring to Early Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleContemporary, Tropical
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsLilyturf (Liriope); Orchid Tree (Bauhinia); Foxtail Fern (Asparagus); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Sago Palm (Cycas)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. May be pruned annually to maintain desired size.Pruning time: late winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Jacaranda, a 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.
    Lore:
    Due to the prevalence of these trees, the capital of South Africa, Pretoria, is known as Jacaranda city or Jakarandastad in Afrikaans

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