Jacaranda in Vancouver?

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  1. Aussiebob

    Aussiebob Active Member

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    Re: When will my Jacaranda bloom?

    Does anyone know if a Jacaranda will survive in Vancouver BC (Zone 8ish)....???? Aside from making a hell of a mess when they drop their leaves and flowers.....they are one of the prettiest trees around......has anyone had any recent success with one in the area or do I have to wait another 20 yeaars for the global warming thing to really kick in....???
     
  2. Carol Ja

    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    Re: When will my Jacaranda bloom?

    If you start it now, then it will be mature by then. From what I remember they are hardy to around minus 5-8, but I doubt that it coulsd take that temperature for very long. Isn't it from Africa originally? Might not like the rain more than the temperature issue. Let me know if you can source one.
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Re: When will my Jacaranda bloom?

    Jacaranda is recommended for zones 10 and up. They're considered borderline in zone 9b. Unfortunately, Vancouver is out of the question.

    Cheers, LPN.
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Carol Ja ... Jacaranda is native to southern Brazil and northern Argentina.
    Cheers, LPN.
     
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    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    I googled it, and read a small potion also from South Africa, that was the only place that stuck in my head. opps
    Went back, look at those countries on the list that my brain skipped.lol
    note to self stay off line when I get home from hard day at work.
     
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    Definitely not - I tried it.
     
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    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    What? staying off line?
     
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    Yes Carol, that too !
     
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    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It is only naturalised (escaped from cultivation), not native, in southern Africa. The genus is native only in the Americas.
     
  11. ginger749

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    Re: When will my Jacaranda bloom?

    Is this what you mean Bob ?

    "I WAS SAVING THIS PIC FOR THE STUMPERS."

    But it seemed to fit in here so well. Cheers.

    View attachment 18027
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2006
  12. Aussiebob

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    Yep.....

    Like a lot of tropical trees......they drop all types of stuff in Autumn....I can remember my parents cursing after any sort of wind etc.....our yard always looked like all our trees threw up....

    Cheers
     
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    We had a large and beautiful jacaranda in our garden in New Delhi; it was right outside our bedroom window and bloomed with bright blue blossoms every spring. While in Guadalajara, Mexico, in April, we saw a profusion of jacaranda trees, for which the city is famous. In Mexico, the blossoms are more a purple colour. It would seem this is a sub tropical tree that grows in areas with very hot summers and coolish, dry winters. Thus, probably not suitable for Vancouver, but we were looking today at a very large tree at 16th and Granville that looks suspiciously jacaranda-like. Obviously something else -- the blossoms had probably finished, too.
     
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    Possibly Albizia julibrissin?
     
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    There are 2 beautiful Jacarandas in bloom on Carrall St. just outside of Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens ... they are roughly 30 - 40 feet high
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Those are Paulownia tomentosa. @Willard can probably post a photo of them. I agree that the flowers look similar.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification, yes they really do look similar
     
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    Paulownia tomentosa located on the west side of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
    Photos taken May 9, 2017.

    20170509 SunYatSen Paulownia Willard_0470.jpg 20170509 SunYatSen Paulownia Willard 2.jpg
     

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