Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld



Jacaranda mimosifolia and other Jacaranda species species, hybrids and cultivars

Family: Bignoniaceae

J. mimosifolia is a classic flowering tree of warm climates. It's common in Queensland and Northern NSW, although it is not a native. Germplasm Resources Information Network Species Records of Jacaranda lists J. acutifolia as a distinct species, while other references use it as a synonym of J. mimosifolia. Another synonym which may be seen in old texts is J. ovalifolia.

Unfortunately, J. mimosifolia is not suitable for small gardens, and we can expect to see fewer of these spectactular trees in urban landscapes as space becomes squeezed.

A couple of species which are also in the marketplace in Australia, but much harder to find, are Jacaranda semiserrata and Jacaranda caerulea. These could be more suitable for modern suburban landscapes. It's hoped to bring you more information about alternative Jacaranda species and cultivars on this page in the future.


Another jacaranda falls in New Farm Park

A fourth jacaranda in nine months has fallen in New Farm Park, Brisbane. Pruning and testing will continue with the aim of conserving remaining trees and protecting the public. All the fallen trees were from a group planted in 1914. More at the Brisbane City Council here: Tests continue for New Farm Park jacarandas(February 2008)

Where to buy Jacarandas

The common purple-flowered jacaranda should be readily available from most garden centres in regions where it grows.

If you require an extra-large specimen, you may need to contact a specialist advanced tree nursery. Check the following page: Advanced Plants.

Special varieties (e.g white, variegated) or unusual species of Jacaranda will be much be harder to locate.

If you operate a nursery offering rare or unusual types of Jacaranda (plants or seeds) to the public in Qld, learn more about advertising on this page here: Advertising information.

More Online Information

Jacaranda mimosifolia James Cook University, Qld
Jacaranda Festival Grafton, Northern NSW
White Christmas in Australia Good background information on the 'White Christmas' cultivar. Blog post at "Distractions of a busy mother"
GRIN Species Records of Jacaranda Germplasm Resources Information Network, USDA
Jacaranda mimosifolia University of Florida (PDF)
Jacaranda mimosifolia Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Jacaranda mimosifolia Texas A & M University (PDF)
Jacaranda mimosifolia 'Alba' University of Florida (PDF)
Alba Jacaranda - Jacaranda mimosifolia 'Alba' Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute, California
Jacaranda mimosifolia (Bignoniaceae) Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR)
A Lovely Lavender Look for your landscape (Jacaranda mimosifolia) University of Florida
Jacaranda for Exquisite Color Hendry County Extension Service, Univ Florida
Blue Jacaranda Jacaranda mimosifolia. Flowers of India
Jacaranda mimosifolia Ecocrop database, FAO
Jacaranda mimosifolia Encyclopedia of Stanford Trees, Shrubs, and Vines
Jacaranda Moody Demonstration Garden, Arizonia
Jacaranda Dendrology at Virginia Tech
Jacaranda mimosifolia AgroForestryTree Database
Jacaranda: The Lilac Emigre Blog post at The Human Flower Project


Tree Seed Information Leaflet - Jacaranda mimosifolia The Kenya Forestry Research Institute (PDF)
Jacaranda Propagation by Cleft Grafting Reproduction of a 1973 article, Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society (PDF)

Other species

Jacaranda jasminoides Pacific flora database of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, USA
Growing notes: The white jacaranda Reproduction of a 1968 article about a plant they call Jacaranda acutifolia. The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Jacaranda micrantha Albarkema's photo album
Small Trees for Miami-Dade Landscapes (see notes on Jacaranda jasminoides) University of Florida
Put some regal splashes of color in your Miami-Dade landscape Including Jacaranda jasminoides. University of Florida (PDF)
Members' Day Plant Sale, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Florida, USA. see notes on Jacaranda cuspidifolia
Jacarandá de Minas (Jacaranda cuspidifolia) Arvores do Brasil

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