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Care of the plant Jacaranda mimosifolia or Blue Jacaranda.

Care of the plant Jacaranda mimosifolia or Blue Jacaranda

The genus Jacaranda, family Bignoniaceae, includes 50 species of trees and shrubs native to Central and South America. Some species are: Jacaranda mimosifolia, Jacaranda caroba, Jacaranda rufa, Jacaranda decurrens, Jacaranda brasiliana.

Common names: Blue Jacaranda, Green ebony tree, Black poui or Fern tree. This species is native to Brazil and Argentina.

They are large deciduous trees that reach 25 cm in height. The leaves, similar to those of the Mimosa, are bipinnate and deep green in color. The showy flowers are tubular, appear in terminal racemes and can be blue, purple or white. They bloom in spring and early summer. The fruits are flattened and contain a large quantity of winged seeds.

They are used in public parks and in large private gardens as shade trees. They are ideal for gardens with a Mediterranean climate. The wood from these trees is highly valued for making furniture.

Jacaranda mimosifolia needs full sun exposure and a warm frost-free climate. It does not resist temperatures below 5 ºC.

They grow in any type of soil that has good drainage and contains abundant organic matter. The planting is done in spring.

Water abundantly and frequently during spring and summer; in autumn reduce watering and water little during winter.

Fertilize with manure or compost in late winter.

They do not need pruning but accept light pruning in late winter.

They are quite resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in late winter in the seedbed and by cuttings in early spring or summer.

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Jacaranda mimosifolia
Jacaranda mimosifolia
Jacaranda mimosifolia
Jacaranda mimosifolia
Jacaranda mimosifolia
Jacaranda mimosifolia
 

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