Jacaranda Mimosifolia

Nov 19, 2021

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 sales@alpinenurseries.com.au

Jacaranda mimosifolia Flower