Jacaranda mimosifolia

An interesting tree with an open-branched, rounded crown holding large clusters of showy lavender-blue flowers that arrive in spring, backed by large bright green pinnate foliage that has a fern-like appearance. A splendid lawn specimen for a waterwise landscape with a broad canopy for dappled shade. Semi-evergreen.
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Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationjak-a-RAN-da mee-mo-si-FO-lee-a
LoreDue to the prevalence of these trees, the capital of South Africa, Pretoria, is known as Jacaranda city or Jakarandastad in Afrikaans
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 25 to 40 ft. tall, 25 to 35 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseSpecimen, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureNaturalizes Well, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsLilyturf (Liriope); Plumbago (Plumbago); Foxtail Fern (Asparagus); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Sago Palm (Cycas)

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 moderate drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. May be pruned annually to maintain desired size.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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