AWARD

JACARANDA mimosifolia

Commonly known as , Fern tree

Long, white-throated, glowing purple-blue flowers in pyramidical panicles followed by disc-shaped seed pods
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Broad leaves 25-45 cm (10-18in) long composed of many elliptic small, bright-green leaflets.
  • Blue
    Purple blue
  • Height
    15m (49ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading tree. Foxglove-like flowers carried on leafless branches or with young foliage
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate
    Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
  • Full sun

JACARANDA mimosifolia

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Endangered in the wild
    These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction.
    Vulnerable
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mite and whitefly in greenhouse.
    Place of origin
    Bolivia, Argentina.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Narrowly bell-shaped 3-5cm (1¼-2in) long
    Panicles
    Broadly pyramidical panicles 20-30cm (8-12in) long
    Tubular
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf form
    Bipinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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15m (49ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

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