welcomesite(8B)August 17, 2013

Hi all.

I put one Jacaranda in the ground last year. I tented it & kept the 7 footer alive until a surprise freeze on 3/28/13 killed all the leaves.

I chopped the trunk 5 inches from the ground & a new sprout has grown to over 8 foot, so far.

Here is a link that might be useful: diary for this specimen

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It's not a tropical tree, it's warm temperate. So it can take quite a bit of cold, especially when it's older. Your freeze must have been severe. But while it's roots were insulated by the soil it still had the potential to rapidly produce a large sprout. Hopefully you'll be spared the freezes and get an additional good bit of height on it the following season. Looks great when avenues of them are flowering.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2013 at 3:34AM
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