Genus and Species
: Jacaranda mimosifolia
Common Name: Jacaranda

Habit and Cultural Information:

Type:  Deciduous to semi-evergreen
Category:  Tree
Origin:  Brazil
Height:  25 - 40 feet
Width:  15 - 30 feet
Form:  open irregular
Water Needs:  Once established, occasional watering
Sunset Western Garden zones:  12, 13, 15-24
Winter Hardiness:  20 degrees
Exposure:  Full sun
Foliage:  Finely cut fernlike
Flower:  Lavender blue
Bloom Time:  May to July
Fruit or Seed:  Woody seed pods
Bark:  Pale brown and furrowed


Other Details:  The Jacaranda mimosifolia is truly a spectacular tree for almost any landscape project. This incredibly attractive tree is widely used and cherished by many throughout Southern California and other parts of the world. It has been planted widely because of its beautiful and long-lasting blue flowers and open spreading form. The Jacaranda mimosifolia makes a nice treetop to look down upon or planted on a hillside to view against the sky, but is also used in valley floors.