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Jacaranda Tree

Jacaranda mimosifolia

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Growing Zones: 9-11
(hardy down to 30℉)

Growing Zones 9-11
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

25-50 ft.

Mature Width:

15-30 ft.


Full Sun


15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Jacaranda mimosifolia

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Fast Growing Tree with Purple Spring Blooms and Rich Fall Color

Jacaranda will Soothe your Senses

Here's how:

  • Tons of incredible, long lasting purple blooms
  • Fast growing tree with fernlike foliage
  • Drought tolerant, adapts well to a variety of soil types
  • Rich, yellow fall colors

Jacaranda puts on a show of Color like no other

If you think you've died and gone to heaven, you must be standing under a Jacaranda Tree. That's because the color that will emerge from the clusters of blossoms is so visually breathtaking, it's unlike any other tree in the landscape. Like a sea of lavender, the incomparable blooms flood the tree prior to any leaves, making their striking appearance that much more magnificent.

The large, silky flowers make a grand entrance, hanging in heavy bunches as they usher in the summer. When the trumpet-shaped blooms finally fall, they form a lilac carpet beneath an awe-inspiring specimen that passersby will surely admire. The incredible dome-shaped canopy makes walking along a street lined with Jacarandas an experience you'll want to enjoy season after season.

Lovely yes, but Tough too

Don't let the soft, lavender flowers of the Jacaranda fool you. The powerful trunk and thick branches that hoist all those lovely blooms are strong and resilient. It's a tough tree that grows to heights of 40 feet and will thrive in a variety of soil types. Not only that, it's drought tolerant and will do well in a diversity of planting locations throughout your garden or landscape.

It's time to add the touch of lavender that your color spectrum's been missing.

Order your Jacaranda today.

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Customer Reviews

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Tree Died in Winter
I live in Houston, TX and bought the tree in May. It was a 2 foot stem when I received it. The tree grew quickly, and by December/January it was about 12 feet tall. The temps did drop to 32 F in December for a day or so, and the tree did not die. Unfortunately, in January, we had a 2 day freeze where the temperature dropped to 26 F, and the tree died. :/ Also, there is another Jacaranda tree a few blocks away, this one was several years old and about 25 feet tall, with a spread about the same. It also froze and turned very dark (black), like dead. The branches have not gotten their leaves back, but some new branches are sprouting from the trunk area. I guess moral of the story, if it freezes, your tree will die.
June 4, 2017
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
My First Experience with FCT . . . .
I was a bit shocked when the tree arrived. It had wilted in transit and looked a bit beat up. As I was composing a letter to my lawyer in my mind, I decided to water the tree and keep it the air conditioned cool of my house overnight. I planted early the next morning. That's when the magic really started. It seemed to change each day! It has grown many new little branches and filled out amazingly well Of the SEVEN trees ordered from FGT, this is by far my favorite!! (Suffice to say, letter to lawyer not needed!!)

Also, one of the staff at FGT stated you can request orders to be shipped on Mondays. Monday shipping prevents trees from possible delays in transit on weekends.
December 27, 2017
Growing Zone:
Love it so far, have high hopes for the future
Received it quickly through the mail. Leaves were dry and brittle. Planted the tree promptly, I choose a spot that has full sun. I was a little worried, as I live in zone 9 and it gets very hot in he summer. Immediately the tree started new growth that continues
July 9, 2017
9 months ago
It survived Hurricane Irma. It's skinny and looks like a Charlie Brown tree right now. I'm looking forward to some flowers and additional foliage in the spring.
September 16, 2017
7 months ago
My tree arrived but all the leaves had fallen off. I planted it and used the soil kit. A couple of weeks later it bloomed. I love my tree!
September 16, 2017
7 months ago
Nice little tree
The tree arrived in good condition and about 2-3 ft. tall. I replanted it in a large planter and it is growing well. I will see how it does the rest of the summer and plant in the yard this fall.
May 23, 2017
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
So Far, So Good
Arrived in very good shape. Has grown another 8 inches or so since I planted it. Can't wait for the purple.
Probably grown another 8 inches since I planted it.  Can't wait for the purple.
Probably grown another 8 inches since I planted it. Can't wait for the purple.
May 8, 2017
11 months ago
Growing Zone:
Tree came well protected in the box. Easy to take care of. Started growing new leaves on the 3rd day.
September 14, 2017
6 months ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Jacaranda Tree

Jacaranda Tree Planting Diretions

The Jacaranda tree (Jacaranda mimosifolia) is a lovely flowering tree that thrives in heat. Quickly reaching a height of 25-30 feet tall and 15-30 feet wide, these twisty trees provide a unique touch to the landscape. Growing in USDA zones 9-11, they love the heat but can only tolerate a light frost without causing damage to the tree.

Choosing a Location: The Jacaranda is a full sun tree that needs plenty of space to fill out. They prefer well drained, sandy soil. To bloom properly, the tree needs at least 8 hours of sun. Avoid areas that may be considered “frost pockets” (areas that are more prone to cold temperatures and/or frost), as these trees are sensitive to frost and will not bloom well or grow as quickly in those areas. Avoid planting them near swimming pools as the flower petals are abundant and can clog pool drains after dropping flowers.

Planting instructions:
1) Plant your jacaranda tree any time from early fall through winter. Planting them during the heat of summer can cause severe acclimation stress, preventing the tree from establishing properly.
2) Remove any weeds and grass from the planting area within a 3 foot area to keep them from competing with your establishing tree.
3) Water your containerized Jacaranda tree until the water flows through to hydrate all of the roots before planting.
4) Dig a hole that is 2-3 times the width of the container (the root ball), and just as deep.
5) Remove the plant from the container and loosen the roots with your fingers.
6) Place the tree in the center of the hole, holding the tree upright in the hole.
7) Begin backfilling the hole with a mixture of your native soil and sand to increase drainage (if you have sandy soil, just use your native soil mixed with a small amount of compost).
8) Place a thick layer of mulch over the planting area to protect the roots from fluctuating temperatures as well as help the tree to conserve water.
9) Water the tree well to saturate the entire planting area.

Watering: Water the Jacaranda tree well once-twice a week while the tree is establishing. The tree will need more water during the warmer months, but do not like to be in standing water. Once established the trees will only need water during times of extreme drought.

Fertilizing: Jacaranda trees need very little in the way of fertilization unless in very nutrient poor soil. You can use a well balanced slow release fertilizer formula such a 10-10-10 in early spring if needed to give the tree a boost.

Pruning: DO NOT prune your jacaranda tree except to remove dead or damaged limbs. Pruning encourages vertical shoots that will change the shape of the tree, causing it to look unsightly.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Have the tree in Ca.wonderful and very stunning looking
Ralph K on Mar 10, 2018
Choose this tree for the hardiness, color and growing speed
Bill S on Mar 4, 2018
Have the tree in Ca.wonderful and very stunning looking
Ralph K on Mar 10, 2018
EDWARD T on Mar 4, 2018
Choose this tree for the hardiness, color and growing speed
Bill S on Mar 4, 2018
I needed a colorful tree that can tolerate full sun.
Carolyn D on Mar 1, 2018
I loved this tree when I lived in CA. I don't see many in the southeast and thought I'd give it a try. The purple/blue flowers are spectacular and unique. This tree will stand out among the pink or white flowers of the other trees and the carpet of color from falling flowers is beautiful.
Anne M on Feb 25, 2018
A very colorful tree and a wonderful sight to look at.
irineo a on Feb 17, 2018
the color
Mary M on Jan 30, 2018
beautiful tree . provides shade
MICHAEL R on Jan 4, 2018
I chose this tree bc we live in Tampa Florida and it is perfect for our climate. It has beautiful lavender blooms and drought tolerant.
Marcela K on Dec 30, 2017
Pretty tree for front of my house parking strip.
Tim M on Dec 5, 2017
A unique and durable tree. It will be the backdrop for my Rising Sun rebud.
Traci D on Aug 5, 2017
because of it's fabulous color and it's durability. I know this tree is all over Ethiopia and it thrives.
kathleen L on Aug 4, 2017
drought tolerant, beautiful landscape and shade tree that is also frost tolerant..what else do you want?lol....this will be a beautiful addition to my tropical front yard!!
janice p on Jul 9, 2017
Our customer requested this tree
chris m on Jul 9, 2017
Good shade tree for my climate zone.
Seth M on Jul 2, 2017
I have always loved these trees!
Joyce J on Jun 27, 2017
For my front yard
Sandra P on Apr 26, 2017
We need some color and beauty in the back yard, my husband thought it is really good looking. It is in the ground now.
BARBARA M on Apr 8, 2017
I had one in my yard in San Diego, can't wait to grow another.
Donna B on Apr 4, 2017
It's sooooo beautiful!! I loved the color very much!
Kaylan L on Apr 16, 2016
EDWARD T on Mar 4, 2018
I needed a colorful tree that can tolerate full sun.
Carolyn D on Mar 1, 2018
Is this tree poisionious to animals ?
Christine T on May 29, 2017
What is the freeze level of a 3 year old in zone 9?
Lisa M on Mar 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are hardy to 30F.
Can u plant this tree in eastern WA?
Daniel O on Apr 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Will this tree do well in Northern California (Marysville)?
Kimberley S on Apr 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Can the jacaranda survive in middle Indiana?
Linda S on Mar 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
I live in Oklahoma City Oklahoma. Would love to have this tree. Altho it is outside of ideal zone, I was wondering if this tree has any potential to do Ok in OK? Thanks for any imput.
Chets on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Look for other purple flowering trees that are hardier. I’ve seen some in SC but not as big as the Jac.
Is this a good street tree, planted next to a driveway?
mary c on Mar 12, 2017
My Jacaranda is still only about 3 feet tall and has not yet bloomed. I have researched it; when the blossoms fall, they are messy (sticky), so I would not suggest planting near the driveway where your vehicle may suffer. I planted mine between my house and my neighbor. I would guess planting near the street would be a good choice.
Does the jacarando tree have a scent and will it grow in chicago illinois?
Msheekha E on Feb 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
How far from the house should I plant the Jaracanda? I live in zone 10 and I am looking for a shade flowering tree that grow vertical roots so I can plant it 5' away from the house without the roots damaging the house.
Linda P on Feb 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: See my answer about the driveway question. Mine hasn’t caused problems. I think trees that are planted after a house or driveway is built will adapt to the foundation. It’s nornally when a house is built next to a maturing tree that it’s roots will fight the foundation (because the tree is big and strong)— except varieties with surface fibery roots like Magnolias. A jacaranda planted small should adapt ok to a house.
I live in a Canyon in Califiornia. My winter temp can go down to 10 degrees. Will this tree survive that?
Francesca on Jul 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As it gets older it’ll be hardier into the 20s. But it matters where you planted it. If possible plant it on a southern-exposed, partially shielded from the colder northern winds by larger evergreens (magnolia, live oaks) or next to a 2-story wall or house facing south; or next to an asphalt street getting early sunshine in winter. This is how mine survived being in Gainesville, Fla. an answer to this question.
I live in IL. Can I grow this tree here?
Melanie L on May 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Please look on the Growing Zones on the fast growing trees website. It doesn't look like it.
Will this tree grow well in northern Michigan?
Paula F on Mar 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Only indoors!
Will this tree grow in Hendersonville NC?
Biltmorelover on Mar 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately not. The growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
can this tree be grown in a large container?
Rickf on Dec 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It would do best planted in the ground in Zones 9 to 11. At maturity it gets 25 to 50 feet and 15 to 30 feet wide.
What is the life span of the Jacaranda Tree?
Vincent on Oct 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am not exactly sure, but I had one in my front yard when I lived in st. Pete... It was planted in 1957, just after the house was born. The last time I went to visit, last christmas, it was still there and looking great.
Is this jacaranda tree toxic to dogs?
Ceceh on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: All the research that I have done, they are not to toxic to dogs.
What do you use to fertilize this tree?
Vicki H on Jan 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A yearly application of a 10-10-10 nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium slow-release granular fertilizer will provide the tree with the needed nutrients. An application of 1 tablespoon per square foot of soil underneath the trees canopy is sufficient.

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