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Blue Jacaranda
Scientific Name: Jacaranda mimosifolia D.Don
Synonym: Jacaranda chelonia, Jacaranda acutifolia, Jacaranda filicifolia
Family: Bignoniaceae
Blue Jacaranda (Jacaranda  mimosifolia) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 12, 13, 15-25, 27
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Young trees are frost sensitive (to 25F, -3C) and need protection in Phoenix on the coldest nights. Adult trees are resistant to 20F ( -7C)

Heat Tolerance: Resistant in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Brazil, Northwestern Argentina, Bolivia

Growth Habits: Deciduous or evergreen tree, 25 to 50 feet tall (7.5-15 m); twice-pinnately compound leaves, up to 18 inches long (45 cm).

Watering Needs: Moderate water, needs well drained soil.

Propagation: Easily by cuttings, or seeds

The Jacarandas are impressive trees in May when covered with clusters of blue tubular flowers. The ground below them turns rapidly blue, and some gardeners might object to that quantity of litter. A variety 'Alba' with white flowers, and denser foliage, is occasionally available.

Blue Jacaranda (Jacaranda  mimosifolia)

Cultural Practices:
Resistant to oak root fungus.

Blooming Habits:
Tubular, lavender blue, flowers, 2 inches long (5 cm), in 8 to 12 inches long clusters (20-30 cm).

Fruiting Habits:
Flattened 2-inch capsules, containing winged seeds.

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