Sick Jacaranda

Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by gemc2000, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. gemc2000

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    West Palm Beach, Fl, USA
    I have what I believe to be a 20-year old jacaranda tree in my front yard. The house belonged to my mother and she planted the tree from seed. It has never bloomed. It has these fuzzy balls on it and long seed pods. it was pruned way back a couple of years ago about 8 feet from the ground leaving a Y shaped trunk from which now grow 3 or 4 branches. However, the limbs are spindly, brittle and there aren't many leaves. In addition, at the base of the tree, the bark is coming away from the tree. Can this tree be saved? I'm a complete loss. We're in southern Florida, not much water and not great soil conditions. Did I read somewhere that covering up the roots can also be a problem with this tree?

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