"Jacaranda season is beginning across Australia as an explosion of vivid blue
spreads in a wave from north to south. We think of jacarandas as a signature
tree of various Australian cities. Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth all
feature avenues of them.
Grafton in New South Wales hosts an annual jacaranda festival. Herberton in
Queensland is noted for its seasonal show.
There are significant plantings in many botanic, public and university gardens
across Australia. Jacaranda mimosifolia
(the most common species in
Australia) doesn’t generally flower in Darwin, and Hobart is a little cold for
So showy and ubiquitous, jacarandas can be mistaken for natives, but they
originate in South America. The imperial plant-exchange networks of the 19th
century introduced them to Australia.
But how did these purple trees find their stronghold in our suburbs?"
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*** Xanni ***
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Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics