Answer: Jacaranda is native to Brazil and can grow 25-40 feet high with a 15-30 foot spread. The plants will produce a single sturdy trunk if staked and pruned, and the tree usually branches out profusely at 6-10 feet high. Jacaranda is fairly hardy after it attains some maturity and develops hard wood, but young trees are tender below 25F degrees. You can expect your tree to be semi-deciduous, with leaves dropping in February or March and regrowing almost immediately. Most bloom in June, but can bloom anytime between April and September, if given enough heat. You can grow the tree in a container, just keep it pinched back so it doesn't grow too out of proportion in relation to the size of the pot. You might want to plant it in a small (one-gallon) pot and place that pot in a large decorative container. As the plant needs repotting, you can put it into successively larger pots and disguise the pots in the decorative container. Good luck with your new tree!
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