Common name: Jacaranda, Green ebony tree, Brazilian rosewood
Native to: South-central South America
The jacaranda tree is a tropical beauty with its clusters of fragrant, purple, trumpet-shaped blooms. In the right climate, it makes an excellent shade tree.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun
Flowers: Clusters of purple, trumpet shaped blossoms
Foliage: Deciduous; flowers appear when leaves have fallen
Growth habit: Upright,wide spreading crown providing dappled shade
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant
Height: Up to 20 metres
Spread: Up to 20 metres
Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils.
Uses: Statement trees and lining avenues to provide dappled shade