• 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
    Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:jak-a-RAN-da mee-mo-si-FO-lee-a
    Plant type:Tree
    Growth habit:Rounded
    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
    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 moderate 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
    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. This dwarf cultivar, Jacaranda mimosifolia 'Sakai01' (trade name Bonsai Blue) originated in Japan, where it was discovered by breeder Kiyoshi Sakai. It was found as a chance seedling in his garden in Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki, Japan in May 1995. The new cultivar was noted for its remarkable dwarf habit, in comparison to other seedlings of Jacaranda mimosifolia observed. Upon grafting and continued evaluation, the new cultivar produced flowers only 2 years after grafting, as compared to the species Jacaranda mimosifolia which typically does not flower until reaching ten years of age. This new plant was first reproduced by asexual propogation in Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki, Japan in May 1997. Continued asexual propagation by budding and grafting has determined that the characteristics of this cultivar are stable and true to type. U.S. Plant Patent #
    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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