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Jacarandasnow
May 11, 2016 10:53 AM CST
what is the best way to propogate seeds and can they survive cold climates/ snow?
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
May 11, 2016 11:39 AM CST
Down here, Jacarandas seed themselves very readily. Get the seeds, plant them in sandy soil, keep moist and very warm.

They're not hardy, though and don't survive below about 30deg. F for any prolonged periods. We do get the odd frost here, and the jacarandas are dormant when that happens, so the larger trees are not harmed by frost. Smaller seedlings would certainly die without frost protection though. You'd need a greenhouse if you wanted to raise them from seed, I would think.

Could you please put in a more specific location (city, country) into your personal profile? "Europe" covers a huge range of climates. Welcome to garden.org by the way!
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plantmanager
May 11, 2016 11:48 AM CST
In Arizona in zone 9B I've managed to kill a few of them. When young, they do need to be protected from frosts. After they're older, they do fine. Any climate colder than this, and it would be quite risky. They are beautiful trees. I envy you being able to grow them, Elaine!
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
May 11, 2016 11:53 AM CST
Sadly, we had large, leaning Jacarandas when we bought this house, and had to have them removed. They're not strong or deep-rooted trees. So I've been just enjoying my neighbors' trees the last few years. I can see one in bloom right out my window here.

There are still seedlings from those trees that pop up in my garden (or possibly from the neighbors). But always too close to the house.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Sempervivums
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plantmanager
May 11, 2016 12:38 PM CST
It's nice that you can see one. That's good enough Our neighbors had an old one, and I just noticed that they must have taken it out. My view of it is gone. Sad
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roncal
Jun 7, 2017 11:12 PM CST
Why do some jacaranda trees show a nice symmetrical shape with tightly borne flowers and few leaves visible, while other jacarnda trees (of the same size) ,show few flowers and mostly leaves ?
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 8, 2017 8:39 AM CST
Not sure, but I've noticed the same thing here. It might be something to do with how much water the tree is getting, that it grows and blooms differently. If a tree is in an area that gets some irrigation it would probably bloom differently than one that doesn't get any water except the rain.

Here the Jacarandas bloom usually in April and the bloom is much longer and more luxuriant if there's been a fair amount of rain. This year most of the trees bloomed sparsely for a pretty short time. We had 8 months of drought and it finally just started to rain this week.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Jun 8, 2017 8:45 AM CST
I think you're on the right track, Elaine. I love them and am always checking them out here in AZ. Most are pretty sparse and full of leaves with just a few blooms. We don't get much rain, and many of them aren't in irrigated areas. I've never seen one growing well here.
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