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Tue Jun 1, 2021, 03:57 PM

Jacaranda





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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 04:00 PM

1. one of the delights of SoCal....

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Response to bahboo (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 04:14 PM

2. It truly is! I see their brilliant flowers everywhere. So much beauty! ♥

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 04:39 PM

3. A couple of the streets in my

area are full of them right now. The trees line the streets on both sides. When I first moved here I always mispronounced their name.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 05:31 PM

6. We see them all over town these days...they really stand out!

The name is rather exotic and very easy to mispronounce!

But their beauty is inescapable.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 04:49 PM

4. I have.one in view of my.bedroom window

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 05:32 PM

7. What a great place to have one! Lucky you.

Mine is right next to my study, so I can see it all year long.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 05:25 PM

5. Pretty colors Peggy. Nice shot!

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 05:33 PM

8. Thank you so much, dear George! ♥

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 07:24 PM

9. Paulownia tomentosa or Empress Tree has very similarly shaped/colored flowers

The leaves of Paulownia tomentosa are huge elephant ears, whereas the Jacaranda has small leaflets on brackets. The Paulownia is cold hardy and has escaped and found in much of Appalachia. Jacaranda seems to be tropical and pretty tender. Two question: Does Jacaranda escape and go "wild?' And, secondly, what fragrance does the flowers have? The Paulownia is sweet and vanilla-like.

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Response to StClone (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 07:52 PM

10. Interesting comparison!

I have never seen Jacarandas in the wild and so I have no idea if they spread that way. They do have large, disk-shaped seed pods, and I believe that those are how they spread.

These flowers have no detectable fragrance.

And these trees are definitely not cold tolerant, since they are tropical.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 10:47 PM

11. What beautiful purple blooms!

Are they a shrub or a tree?

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 11:31 PM

12. Thanks so much, my dear Diamond_Dog!

It's a tree, and they get pretty big. Ours is as tall as our 2 story house, and there's another one not far away that's even taller and bigger!

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 11:51 PM

13. Here's a photo that shows the whole tree. And it's not yet fully grown!





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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 07:33 AM

15. Thank you, Peggy.

It is indeed breathtaking!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 02:28 AM

14. It's my favorite tree, with its purple carpet below its purple canopy

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