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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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Full sun

Once established water deeply occasionally.


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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 HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureWaterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established water deeply occasionally.
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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