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California Gardener's July Checklist

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Bill Marken added this to California Gardener's July Checklist
Grow a jacaranda at least once. If you have any doubts about the beauty of the jacaranda tree, just search for it in Google Images. You'll see stunning trees in magnificent bloom in almost every warm part of the world — Australia, India, South Africa, Los Angeles and Brazil (the tree's native home), for instance. Of course, the tree has its haters, including a number of people who have grown it and swept up underneath it — the constantly falling leaves, flowers, branches, seedpods and every imaginable kind of tree litter. It all depends on your tolerance of chaos and disorder. My suggestion: If you live in a mild coastal part of California, try jacaranda at least once — as a lawn tree, as a street tree, in the background, even as a patio tree if you have a big broom. It grows quickly and blooms when young — in other words, if you've made a mistake, you'll know it quickly.Botanical name: Jacaranda mimosifoliaUSDA zones: 10 to 11 Water requirement: Light to moderate; gets along with little water once establishedLight requirement: Full sunMature size: 25 to 40 feet tall and 25 to 35 feet wideGrowing tips: Make sure you have room for a big tree. Plant it where dropping flowers, leaves and seedpods won't create a messy problem. In marginal climates don't make jacaranda a centerpiece of your landscape — frost can kill it back to the ground. Water it for the first few years, then reduce irrigation. Prune it in winter to control the shape and size.
Bill Marken added this to How to Give Your Garden More Soul
7. Celebrate imperfections. Kind of as in life, some of the best things in the garden come with flaws — maybe a bit of chaos and disorder. One of my favorite trees is the jacaranda, beautiful in bloom but messy to live with. Instead of complaining about the mess that jacaranda's fallen leaves and flowers make on your patio, enjoy the beautiful deep blue-purple blossoms for their brief time. Botanical name: Jacaranda mimosifoliaWhere it will grow: Zones 10 to 11 Water requirement: Light to moderate; gets along with little water once establishedLight requirement: Full sunMature size: 25 to 40 feet tall and 25 to 35 feet wideGrowing tips: Make sure you have room for a big tree. Plant it where dropping flowers, leaves and seedpods won't create a messy problem. In marginal climates don't make jacaranda a centerpiece of your landscape — frost can kill it back to the ground. Water it for the first few years, then reduce irrigation. Prune it in winter to control the shape and size.

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An Ma added this to Garden
May 22, 2014
Jacaranda for the backyard?
An Ma added this to Room Dividers
May 22, 2014
Jacaranda for the backyard?
Estudio Castaño added this to Plants/Trees
January 31, 2014
Jacaranda mimosifolia.
Ann Hall Design added this to Garden ideas
October 28, 2013
Jacaranda-messy-but so worth it!
Monique Wright added this to Gardens!
September 26, 2013
Jacaranda
lisdan26 added this to lisdan26's Ideas
September 23, 2013
Jacaranda
diane2204 added this to diane2204's Ideas
September 23, 2013
Tree house and garden play things
bakhit added this to bakhit's ideas
September 23, 2013
The colors and the layout
bluesiggi added this to Gardening
September 22, 2013
Draught resistant Blue Flowers
jenhermes56 added this to jenhermes56's ideas
September 22, 2013
I miss our jacaranda. We only have one here.
Muzammil Usman added this to muzammil_usman's ideas
September 22, 2013
nice
Pinar Copcu added this to Gardens & Exteriors
July 14, 2013
Jacaranda
295blais added this to 295blais's ideas
July 4, 2013
jacaranda tree
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