Jacaranda in ground

Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by BevJM, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. BevJM

    BevJM New Member

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    32909 central Florida Brevard County
    Our Jacaranda was planted in our front yard May 2019, from a sapling with 1 trunk and no branches, about 1 inch in diameter originally, and shorter than 4 feet tall.
    It is now probably 8 feet tall, still one trunk and no branches.
    It growth slowed and stopped in the late fall/early winter - the last nutrient feeding was in November.
    The long leaves have been slowly dying and falling off so that there aren't very many now.
    We aren't watering except once a week, unless we have rain, and then we don't water that week.

    We were told to chop off the top when it gets a little taller, to force it to begin branching out. Not sure if that is a good idea. Also, not sure what to do right now, do we just wait for spring before giving it a little food, otherwise do nothing? We love jacarandas, this is our first try at growing our own.
    Thank you for any help.
    Bev JM
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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