How to grow Jacaranda – Bonsai Blue
May 16, 2020
Jacaranda – Bonsai Blue
At last, the world’s first compact Jacaranda!
How to look after your Jacaranda Plant – Bonsai blue
Jacaranda Plant – Bonsai blue prefers well-draining, enriched soil and will require regular watering, especially during its first growing season and when grown in a container. Once established, your plant will look after itself a bit better and you can reduce the frequency of watering.
As a dwarf variety, this Jacaranda ‘Bonsai Blue’ can be grown in a container about 45 cm or 18 inches in diameter.
Plants will tolerate a brief drop in temperature to -2°C, it is best to keep them frost-free and protected during the winter month. Keep watering to a minimum as the plants do not like wet and cold roots.
In the past, Jacaranda would’ve been too large for gardens, and would have been grown for their beautiful fern-like foliage, however, ‘Bonsai Blue’ will give that foliage plus the stunning blue flowers from late May to June.
Your Jacaranda tree will benefit from being planted in an open space in full sunlight with slightly sandy soil. Ensure that the soil is kept moist by soaking it with water.
The Jacaranda – Bonsai Blue will always need pruning. In order to shape the plant and show it off in the best possible way, smaller branches should be trimmed in the early spring. Keep the excess branches cut in order to prevent the weight of the tree damaging the trunk.
Flowering time: May to June
Location: Borders, patio pots, greenhouse or conservatory over the winter months
Soil: Well-drained soil, with fresh organic matter
Hardy: Survives down to -2C!
Care: Prune lightly as required, to keep the shape
Size: 1.5m (5′) high x 45cm (18″) in spread