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Sun May 17, 2020, 02:08 PM

My Jacaranda is in full flower! Behold:






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Reply My Jacaranda is in full flower! Behold: (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy May 17 OP
Phoenix61 May 17 #1
CaliforniaPeggy May 17 #7
hermetic May 17 #2
CaliforniaPeggy May 17 #8
Laurelin May 18 #23
CaliforniaPeggy May 18 #24
Ohiogal May 17 #3
CaliforniaPeggy May 17 #9
GreenPartyVoter May 17 #4
CaliforniaPeggy May 17 #10
Alliepoo May 17 #5
CaliforniaPeggy May 17 #11
asiliveandbreathe May 17 #6
CaliforniaPeggy May 17 #12
mike_c May 17 #13
CaliforniaPeggy May 17 #17
dhill926 May 17 #14
CaliforniaPeggy May 17 #18
Talitha May 17 #15
CaliforniaPeggy May 17 #19
Bayard May 17 #16
CaliforniaPeggy May 17 #20
Karadeniz May 17 #21
CaliforniaPeggy May 17 #22

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:10 PM

1. How beautiful! Nt

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #1)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:24 PM

7. Thank you, my dear Phoenix61! n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:11 PM

2. Oh, pretty.

Is that a fairly large bush? I'm looking for something pretty like that to add to my yard.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:27 PM

8. Thanks so much, my dear hermetic!

This is not a bush--it's a tree! Here's a photo of the whole tree:



As you can see, it's taller than our second floor. And it isn't done growing yet! Good thing you asked!

Also, it's a tropical tree. It does extremely well here in Southern CA.



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #8)

Mon May 18, 2020, 08:50 AM

23. So lovely!

I've never seen one. Thanks for sharing!

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Response to Laurelin (Reply #23)

Mon May 18, 2020, 12:43 PM

24. Thank you so much, my dear Laurelin! And Welcome to DU!

They're pretty common here in Southern Calif., but not so much in cooler places.

I feel very fortunate to have it right here, where I can see it every day.


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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:13 PM

3. Gorgeous!

Such a beautiful purple-blue in your excellent photographs! Do they have an aroma? I donít think we can grow these in Ohio.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:29 PM

9. Thank you so much, my dear Ohiogal!

I don't think it has any aroma, at least none that I've detected. The bees do like them!

I'm quite sure they wouldn't grow in Ohio. It's way too cold there. Alas.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:13 PM

4. Divine!

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #4)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:30 PM

10. Thank you so much, my dear GPV! n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:16 PM

5. So pretty!!

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Response to Alliepoo (Reply #5)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:31 PM

11. Thank you so much, my dear Alliepoo! Glad you like it. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:49 PM

6. Beautiful ..love the color..we shared a Jacaranda with neighbors in front yard..oh, but

wait..just like my Texas Olive Tree now, when the blossoms fall..that is all I'm going to say about that..enjoy while in bloom,, gorgeous..

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #6)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:34 PM

12. Thanks very much, my dear asiliveandbreathe!

Yes, they are messy! However, we don't care about the mess.

I was lucky to have a spot for the tree between two driveways, which is where the seed pods and the spent flowers end up. Periodically they get swept!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:31 PM

13. Beautiful!

I don't believe I've ever seen one before.

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Response to mike_c (Reply #13)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:58 PM

17. Thanks so much, my dear mike_c!

It's high time you did! See my post #8 which shows the tree full size.

They are a tropical tree and they do very well here in Southern CA.

I just love seeing them around the city.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:44 PM

14. had no idea of the B Jacs when we moved to SoCal 13 years ago....

they are beautiful, especially when they line an entire street. The fallen blossoms can create a bit of a mess on the sidewalk....but well worth it...I was gonna say, they seem to be blooming kind of early, then realized it was already mid-May. Jesus....

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #14)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:01 PM

18. Thanks for your comments, my dear dhill926!

I agree completely about their beauty when they line an entire street. It's amazing!

They do seem to vary as to when they'll bloom. I've seen ours blooming earlier in the year too.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:46 PM

15. How absolutely glorious!!!

It must be wonderful to live where you do, Peggy - what a beautiful tree.

(Up here in WI the Dandelions finally started blooming last week. )

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Response to Talitha (Reply #15)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:04 PM

19. Thank you so much, my dear Talitha!

I feel very lucky to live here! The gentle climate, the amazing things that grow here, and of course, the ocean!

No wonder our property values are through the roof.

Hey, even dandelions can be really pretty!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:46 PM

16. How beautiful!

Gorgeous color!

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Response to Bayard (Reply #16)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:05 PM

20. Thank you, my dear Bayard!

I appreciate your lovely comments a great deal!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:29 PM

21. Lucky you, being able to enjoy beauty whenever you want!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #21)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:33 PM

22. Thank you so much, my dear Karadeniz!

I AM very lucky, for sure.

The tree is at its most beautiful when it's flowering, and that's only for 2 to 3 months out of the year. And in the winter, it looks pretty sad: the leaves are pale and sparse.

But all that changes when the spring arrives, with new leaves and numerous buds!

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