For Sydney siders, when we see purple rain it means one thing, it’s Jacaranda season. Jacaranda mimosifolia is so commonly seen that some consider it endemic to Australia, but in-fact its roots were born in South America. It has light green foliage present most of the year, and come Spring/Summer their purple blue, beautifully fragrant trumpet shaped flowers bloom.
The traditional purple-blue coloured flowers are most familiar, but there is also a white-flowering variety called ‘White Christmas’.
Did you know that the word Jacaranda means fragrant in the South America language Guarani?
Jacaranda mimosifolia is a large tree, so it’s important that an appropriate location is chosen to allow space for it to grow, as too small of a spot and its strong root system will wreak havoc on pools, fences and paths. It can grow to a height and width of approx. 10-15 metres and is a wonderful shade giving tree with is overarching canopy. It is widely featured in street planting and given the space they can be a stunning specimen tree in an open private lawn, park or other community space.
Jacaranda’s grow best in full sun with well-drained soil, although they will grow in a part shade.
Jacaranda mimosifolia is available at Alpine Nurseries in a range of sizes. We currently have stock of 100ltr, perfect for instant impact.
Need a Jacaranda tree? Email Alpine Nurseries at email@example.com