Bonsai Blue Jacaranda
Bonsai Blue Jacaranda
Jacaranda mimosifolia 'Sakai01' Plant Patent #26,574Item #1907 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
A new truly dwarf Jacaranda with showy, large, deep purple, tubular flowers. An ideal small specimen tree for today's smaller gardens, equally useful as a large border accent or in decorative pots on a terrace or patio. Bright green, fern-like foliage takes well to pruning and is remarkably heat and drought tolerant. Semi-evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:jak-a-RAN-da mee-mo-si-FO-lee-aPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Spring to Early SummerFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent 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)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory: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 #Lore:Due to the prevalence of these trees, the capital of South Africa, Pretoria, is known as Jacaranda city or Jakarandastad in Afrikaans