A picture of a Jacaranda

Jacaranda

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Also known as

Fern Tree, Black Poui, Green Ebony Tree

Jacaranda mimosifolia 5334 by Anna Anichkova (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

11m

10m

Min

6m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Jacaranda

A close up of some green leaves on a Jacaranda mimosifolia plant
A Jacaranda mimosifolia tree in flower with green leaves
A Jacaranda mimosifolia tree in front of a house
Jacaranda mimosifolia in flower in Turvey Park, New South Wales, Australia.

Jacaranda Overview

Jacaranda mimosifolia is commonly known by the names Jacaranda, Blue Jacaranda, Fern Tree or Black Poui, amongst others. It is deciduous tree species from the Bignoniaceae family. This tender tree is fast-growing, forming a rounded shape up to 15m in height. Grown for the flowers and the foliage, leaves are divided and resemble those of ferns. Flowers are showy and trumpet-shaped, coloured purple-blue and measuring up to 5cm across. They appear from spring to early summer and lead onto woody seedpods, containing flattened winged seeds. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

How to propagate Jacaranda

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Jacaranda

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Jacaranda

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

Category 1b

A photo of Rooikrans

Rooikrans

Acacia cyclops

Explore all