JACARANDA MIMOSIFOLIA - Knowledgebase Question

Lakeshore, Fl
Question by oneavefenix
October 5, 2009
I wanted a taller jacaranda for shade and my will probably grow only 4 feet. Can I trimm thejacaranda mimosifilia to keep it from growing more than 10 feet tall? How far fro my condo? Any other dangers?

Answer from NGA
October 5, 2009


It won't be possible to keep a standard Jacaranda tree under 10' tall, even if you prune constantly. And, if you do prune a great deal to try to keep it small you will lose the flowers, which I think is the whole point in growing a Jacaranda! How about planting a different kind of tree? A dwarf weeping cherry will flower in the spring and will remain about 10' tall. Or you could choose a dwarf silk floss tree. There are other dwarf flowering trees suitable for Florida so why not choose a tree with a smaller stature rather than trying to keep a large tree small?

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