General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 50 feet
Plant Spread: Up to 60 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Other: Can bloom off and on throughout the year in warmer climates
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Seeds should be sown fresh for best germination results; fresh seed soaked in water for 24 hours take 10-12 days for germination, which continues for 2 months.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Softwood cuttings and grafting. The plants can be raised from branch cuttings.
Conservation status: Vulnerable (VU)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Vulnerable
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Common names
  • Jacaranda
  • Green Ebony Tree
  • Brazilian Rose Wood
  • Green Ebony
  • Black Poui

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Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-06-22
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-06-22
Location: East Bay Area, California, USA
Date: 2022-06-17
Location: Funchal - Madeira
Date: 2023-04-18
Location: Funchal - Madeira
Location: Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia, California
Date: 2014-05-18
Location: Hanbury Botanical Gardens, Mortola Inferiore, Italy
Date: 2017-06-14
Location: East Bay Area, California, USA
Date: 2022-06-17
Photo by DoveSoup
Location: Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2014-06-09
Location: Athens (Greece)
Date: 2022-05-25
Location: Upland, CA zone 9
Date: Jun 8, 2012
Location: Funchal - Madeira
Location: Athens (Greece)
Date: 2022-05-25
Location: Athens (Greece)
Date: 2022-05-25
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-09-24
Location: Potohar, Pakistan.
Date: 2013-04-29
Location: Crete - Chania / Xania
Date: 2022-05-30
Location: Crete - Chania / Xania
Date: 2022-05-30
Location: Funchal - Madeira
Date: 2023-04-18
Photo by hawkarica
Photo by Mutisia
Location: Athens (Greece)
Location: Athens (Greece)
Location: Athens (Greece)
Date: 2022-05-25
Location: Athens (Greece)
Date: 2022-05-25
Location: Athens (Greece)
Date: 2022-05-25
Location: Athens (Greece)
Location: Upland, CA zone 9
Date: Jun 8, 2012
Location: Maui 
Date: April 2018
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California                  
Date: 2013-08-16
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California                 
Date: 2013-08-16
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-08-16
Location: Odessa, FL
Date: 2014-05-03
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-06-08
Location: Seville, Spain | April, 2023
Date: 2023-04-05
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-03-23
Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) seeds.

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Location: Upland, CA zone 9
Date: Jun 8, 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ
Date: 2008-05-09
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California                   
Date: 2013-08-16

Date: 2005-06-16

Date: 2005-08-17
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-06-08
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-06-08
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-06-08
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-06-08
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-06-22
Photo by Mutisia

Date: April
credit: Prenn
Location: Upland, CA zone 9
Date: Jun 8, 2012
Location: Maui
Date: 2018-04-24
Comments:
  • Posted by Macrocentra (Ontario, Canada - Zone 6b) on Jun 18, 2022 12:11 PM concerning plant:
    My fiance lives in the East Bay Area of California. These seem to be a popular species around the area. We've spotted several growing along residential streets in full sun, and they're all lush and healthy. The color of their blooms adds some lovely interest along the roads. They look lovely intermixed with other species as well.

    Definitely on my wishlist as a tree candidate for our own yard in the future. I really love the color.
  • Posted by desertkoigal (Tucson - Zone 9a) on May 29, 2013 11:14 PM concerning plant:
    Freezes to the ground every couple of years here in Tucson, Zone 9, but comes back with a vengeance and blooms about that often as well.

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