National Tree Week Day 2

Day 2: Jacaranda mimosifolia, Jacaranda. Photo courtesy of 

Nominated by Matthew Peilow, who said:

I first saw these trees in Sydney, Australia, and was mesmerised by their magnitude of colour! They flower for weeks from mid-October and are a sign of the better weather to come.

Tree facts

Height: 5-15 m

Bark: Grey-brown, smooth when young, finely scaled when mature

Leaf: Opposite, bipinnate, with 13-41 green leaflets

Flower: Purplish blue, tubular, in terminal panicles

Fruit: Oval, woody seed pods, containing winged seeds

Native to central-south South America, it is planted widely in sub-topical countries for it's long lasting bright lilac-blue flowers.


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