Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers
Jacaranda mimosifolia Jacaranda
Jacaranda mimosifolia is a sub-tropical tree native to south-central South America
that has been widely planted elsewhere because of its beautiful and long-lasting blue
flowers. It is also known as jacaranda, blue jacaranda, black poui, or as the fern tree.
Older sources call it Jacaranda acutifolia, but it is nowadays more usually classified
as Jacaranda mimosifolia. In scientific usage, the name "Jacaranda" refers to the genus
Jacaranda, which has many other members, but in horticultural and everyday usage, it
nearly always means the blue jacaranda.