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Jacaranda mimosifolia

Location: 43350 Elsworth St.
District: Mission San Jose
Native to: S. America
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Deciduous tree native to the dry highlands of Brazil. Mature trees can be 40' to 60' tall and broad spreading. Blue-violet flowers in Summer and bright green double-pinate compound leaves are similar to a mimosa tree. Seed pods are disk shaped to 3" diameter. Young trees are frost sensitive, but mature trees can take temperatures down to -7 deg. F. There are several small Jacaranda trees in McIvor Hardware's parking lot.

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Illustration by Hugh Danaher