The strangest Jacaranda tree ever!

The strangest Jacaranda tree ever!

I noticed this tree last year at this time. At this time of the year, the Jacaranda trees in Joburg (where I live) produce really beautiful purple flowers. The whole of Joburg looks like it is covered in a purple cloth, it’s really pretty. I have never seen a Jacaranda tree produce a flower of any other color, except this one odd one in the park near my house. Different color flowers on a Jacaranda tree would be odd on it’s own, but this Jacaranda tree goes beyond that. This tree has 2 x branches that produce white flowers, while the main stem/branch produces the normal, purple colored Jacaranda flowers. That’s right, 1 tree, 2 different color flowers, depending on the branch they are on! Strange to say the least!

Just to put it into perspective, here is a shot of my street where you can see a number of normal Jacarandas, with their normal, purple flowers.

And here is the “Strangest Jacaranda EVER”

Strange Jacaranda

Here is a close up of those white flowers!

I would love to know if anyone has ever seen such a strange Jacaranda tree. If you know of anything else like this, please comment below!

2 Comments

  1. Its possible that someone grafted a branch of a White Christmas Jacaranda onto the Jacaranda tree. I’ve
    seen some white Jacarandas in Pretoria, but they are very rare. I would
    love to visit this one when I’m in the Johannesburg area. Where in Johannesburg is this one?

  2. Hi there Doug, I thought you might like to read my story and article about the White Christmas Jacaranda. I am from Australia and I hope you enjoy it- it seems to fit right in with your tale of discovery!!

    http://cayliejeffery.blogspot.com.au/

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