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JACARANDA
Jacaranda mimosifolia

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Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA and San Diego, CA

General Notes

Resistant to oak root fungus. Seed capsules are often used in decorative arrangements. Hardy to 25 degrees F.

Native to Northwestern Argentina and Bolivia.

A Jacaranda mimosifolia in Santa Ana is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 58 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 98 inches and a crown spread of 73 feet.

Family: Bignoniaceae

Additional Common Names

JACARANDA, BLACK POUI, BLUE TRUMPET TREE

Tree Characteristics

Spreading with a High Canopy.

Oval, Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous to Partly Deciduous foliage.

Height: 40 - 50 feet.

Width: 20 - 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Light Green, Deciduous to Partly Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Blue or Lavender. Flowers in Spring, Summer or Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Capsule, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.

Bark Light Green or Light Gray, Furrowed or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Flowers and Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 12 - 13 and 15 - 24; H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Armillaria. Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer and Aphids, Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Weak.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Irritant Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered Low.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Street Tree, Shade Tree, Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Jacaranda mimosifolia Tree Record." 1995-2018. Oct 17, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/jacaranda-mimosifolia >

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