Jackaranda

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gertrude

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Jackaranda
« on: August 07, 2020, 08:26:27 AM »
We have 3 Jacarandas, growing inpots,  approx 5 years old, kept as bonsai trees, for  ease of winter protection.
This year they have been loosing a few leaves here and there, not I add because of lack of water, we water frequently, and  there are no  signs of any pests, any ideas.
Pete and Jan. Retired 18 years ago and moved to Le Marche, Italy for the peace and quiet of the countryside and more sunshine, where gardening became a challenge.  We now have a lovely garden with an eclectic selection of plants including many wild flowers of which we are found of.

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John J

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Re: Jackaranda
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 02:44:27 PM »
Hi, I'm afraid I don't have any suggestions as to why your trees are acting the way they are. To be honest I would never have thought of Jacaranda as being a suitable subject for bonsai. We have 4 mature trees, 3 of which I grew from seed, and they are fairly unpredictable with regard to their growth, being somewhat lax in habit, as well as their wood being extremely brittle and prone to breaking more easily than most trees. They also tend to hold their leaves well into the winter, losing them in early spring as the new growth emerges along with the flowers.
Sorry I can't come up with a solution but good luck with them and I hope the situation resolves itself in a positive way.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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Jaken

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Re: Jackaranda
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2020, 07:14:33 PM »
I Don't have any suggestions. This is one of my Jacaranda that I've grown from seeds. 1,5 years old in the pic and about 1,5 metres high.

The ones I have in a pot and the ones I've planted both drop their leaves when it gets colder.
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John J

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Re: Jackaranda
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2020, 07:05:42 AM »
This is one of our jacaranda trees shown this morning in the rain, with thunder and lightning rumbling and flashing around. Our trees tend to hold their leaves until the spring, losing them just in time for the flowers to begin opening and the new leaves to appear.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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Jaken

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Re: Jackaranda
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2021, 10:20:03 PM »
This is how my two Jacarandas looked last week. Hope they make it through this winter as well, it was a breef snowing some days ago, +1 degrees.

About two year old grown from seeds.
Fingers crossed.
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Jaken

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Re: Jackaranda
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2021, 10:43:20 PM »
My jacarandas are now approx three years old and I hope they make it through this third winter.

Getting nice and fat. About 3 meters high.

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David Dickinson

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2021, 07:15:56 AM »
Always nice to hear success stories. Jacarandas are being used more frequently now by the local council in Rome and they are surviving. Even through the notorious "Beast from the East" 3 or 4 years ago, when we had a week of temperatures below zero  and as low as -7C some nights. There was heavy snow at the beginning, which froze and stayed with us for the week.

Well done :-)
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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Jaken

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Re: Jackaranda
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2022, 11:49:58 AM »
Update on my Jacarandas. Four years since I planted the seeds. Increasing in thickness of the trunk and I'm guessing their about 4 meters tall.





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Hilary

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Re: Jackaranda
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2022, 08:43:40 AM »
Congratulations on the Jacaranda
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care