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Plant Countdown to Members' Day Plant Sale - Day 3

Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 11:00:41 AM

Jacaranda caerulea is native to the Bahamas.  It is a smaller tree than the more commonly grown Jacaranda mimosaefolia and with more bold, shiny foliage.  It is one of the most attractive ornamental trees native to the Bahamas with its panicles of blue-violet flowers appearing throughout late spring and summer.  The crown is more narrow and upright than the more common Jacaranda, making it a great choice for small yards. This species prefers a sunny location and thrives in the soils of south Florida. Its furrowed bark makes this tree an excellent place to put epiphytic orchids and bromeliads among the branches.  We have examples of this species growing on the eastern edge of Plot 164 (the Bahamas plot).







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