When To Expect Your Purple-Flowering Jacaranda Trees To Bloom

With all the blood, sweat, tears, and soil that goes into your garden, it's satisfying to see your plants thrive — especially if they're of the flowering or fruiting variety. When you pour endless TLC into plants and trees, it's borderline heartbreaking when it doesn't pay off, as this is a sign that something might have gone wrong. That's why it's important to know the timing and when you can expect blooms to break through. If you have purple-flowering jacaranda trees growing in your garden or yard, the appearance of the vibrant royal purple blossoms is a key indicator that the tree is doing well. 

If you've been looking out of the window wondering when those glorious flowers will make their entrance, you can expect them in spring and summer. Read on to learn more about the specific window in which you can see a jacaranda's purple hue and gather a few tips that'll help you encourage these blossoms and best take care of this type of tree.

When to expect jacaranda trees to bloom

There are certain times of year when you can expect your jacaranda tree to bloom. While some plants bloom all summer long, jacarandas are like many other flowering trees and have a portion of the year when those bright purple flowers burst from their branches. The expected flowering season for them starts in late springtime and runs through to early summer.

If you live somewhere that stays warmer for longer, you may find that the blossoms stick around for a little longer than usual or are fuller than a jacaranda planted in cooler climes. After the stretch of time when it's decorated with flowers, you can expect the blooms, and later the leaves, to drop. In the fall and winter, pods sometimes develop and the branches will stay bare until spring when buds start forming again. To keep this cycle going, there are a few considerations to take into account. With the wrong care, neglect, or the wrong climate, jacaranda trees can stop blooming altogether. 

How to encourage jacaranda blooms

A jacaranda tree that doesn't produce any blossoms is showing a clear sign that it's not getting something it needs. There are a few factors that may lead to no blooms whatsoever, or simply a sad state of them. One of the most important things is its location. These trees are found in many parts of the world, but most commonly in warm weather and coastal climates, where they truly thrive. If your home is in a chillier environment, it can be more difficult to get blossoms on this tree and see it do well.

While jacarandas can grow tall and voluminous enough to provide shade, they themselves appreciate full sun to grow properly. Consider this before planting so you can give your tree the best conditions possible to bloom. Fertilization is also important for both their flowers to show up and to grow the healthiest of leaves — which are aesthetically pleasing too. Running through this list of care requirements can help you troubleshoot if your jacaranda isn't flowering and hopefully lead to months of beautiful purple flowers