Jacaranda Mimosifolia

Jacaranda a deciduous to evergreen tree native to Brazil is a beautiful flowering tree that creates a dramatic display in May June. If you have lived in Los Angeles or have traveled there during this period each year you might come across streets of purple, an amazingly beautiful display of flowers and trees. It has ferny leaves, which fall from February to March. New leaves may grow before flowering or sometimes it blooms before any leaves. Jacaranda Mimosifolia flowers are tubular lavender and in groups creating a very strong beautiful display.

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Jacaranda Trees

The only downside while still very beautiful is the carpet of purple flowers created under the tree by falling flowers during blooming season. As long the flowers are fresh it looks really nice but it is best to clean it up before they die and turn brown. In another word, it does take some maintenance to upkeep but it is worth the beautiful display. A word of caution be careful walking on a deck or sidewalk covered in the fallen flowers since it could be slippery and you can fall easily. Often you see Jacaranda Mimosifolia planted in grass and the fallen flowers almost resemble the purple-colored crocuses that bloom in spring in the grass through the snow, but of course only from afar.

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Carpet of Jacaranda Purple Flowers

There is also a variety which has white flowers. They all grow in a variety of soils but do better in well-draining or sandy soils. After it matures it is pretty hardy and can withstand freeze but it does not bloom if it is in direct line of wind from the ocean and does not have enough heat. Jacaranda Mimosifolia needs usual watering and does not like draughts which could put it in shock yet too much water can make it too lush with weak branches and foliage. It needs pruning which also helps it to bloom profusely. It usually grows to 30 to 40 feet.

About Dino

I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.
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