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Jacaranda ovalifolia

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Features

  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourWhite purple-mauve
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Jacaranda ovalifolia. This species is a deciduous spreading tree, the leaves are 2-pinnate and broad with narrowly elliptic hairy bright green leaflets. The flowers are borne in the spring to the early summer with panicles of white, purple-blue blooms which are followed by disc-shaped seed pods.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

Tropical America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers in spring-summer and their foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Potted plants grown for their foliage only may be cut back hard in late winter.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

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