Jacaranda mimosifolia

Jacaranda mimosifolia

  • Aka: blue jacaranda, fern tree
  • Origin: South America, Australia, South Africa
  • Family: Bignoniaceae
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The hardy Jacaranda grows into a tree of 20 meters, is deciduous and in springtime produces trusses of purple trumpet-shaped flowers. After flowering the bright green leaves are fine, graceful and fern-like.

In Europe this plant cannot grow outdoors but only as a potted plant or bonsai and in summer may stand outside in a sunny warm place but brought indoors before the winter reaches below 10°C when it will shed it leaves. Soil should be well-draining and rich in nutrients, acidic soil with clay or loam. Water only when dry. Propagation by cutting woody stems and using rooting powder, or by seed.

Prone to whitefly and root rot.

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