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Jacaranda mimosifolia 'Alba'
Photo Locations: Santa Barbara Courthouse - Santa Barbara, CA and Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA
Resistant to oak root fungus. Can be multi-trunked. Seed capsules are often used in decorative arrangements.
Native to Argentina.
Spreading with a High Canopy.
Rounded or Spreading Shape.
Has Deciduous to Partly Deciduous foliage.
Height: 40 - 50 feet.
Width: 20 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 60 years.
Leaves Bipinnately Compound, Light Green, No Change, Deciduous to Partly Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. White. 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 Fall or Winter.
Bark Dark Brown, Dark Gray, Light Gray or Light Green, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 12 - 13 and 15 - 24; H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun.
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.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Jacaranda mimosifolia 'Alba' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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