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Jacaranda mimosifolia (Green Ebony Tree)

Black Poui, Green Ebony Tree, Blue Jacaranda, Jacaranda Tree, Sharp-Leaf Jacaranda, Jacaranda acutifolia, Jacaranda ovalifolia


Award-winning Jacaranda mimosifolia (Green Ebony Tree) is a tree of great beauty. In late spring to early summer, it is covered with a profusion of lavender-blue, trumpet-shaped flowers held in 8 in. long clusters (20 cm). The floral show is quite spectacular. In warm areas, the tree can flower at any time. The blossoms give way to flattened, mahogany seedpods which are decorative in arrangements. The foliage of large, bright green, finely cut, ferny leaves, up to 20 in. long (50 cm) can be either semi-evergreen or deciduous, depending on the climate. Moderately fast-growing, Jacaranda mimosifolia enjoys an open habit with long, upright, spreading branches forming a wide, umbrella-like canopy. Makes a nice lawn, shade, or street tree. Small or young trees and those grown indoors typically do not flower.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 25-50 ft. tall (7-15 m) and 15-30 ft. wide (4-9 m).
  • Easily grown in sandy, moderately fertile, evenly moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Do not allow soils to dry out.
  • Great as a specimen plant in Mediterranean gardens and containers. Jacaranda leaves and flowers can create littering issues when they drop. Do not plant your Jacaranda tree near pools, driveways, patios or outdoor recreation areas due to the cleanup maintenance.
  • Virtually disease free and pest free. Keep an eye out for aphids and whiteflies on indoor plants.
  • Native to Argentina, Bolivia.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 11
Climate Zones 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 25' – 50' (7.5m – 15m)
Spread 15' – 30' (4.5m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 11
Climate Zones 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 25' – 50' (7.5m – 15m)
Spread 15' – 30' (4.5m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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