Blue Jacaranda

Blue Jacaranda

Family: Jacaranda belongs to the family of Bignonias.

Common Name: Jacaranda is commonly known in India as Nupur.

Flowering period: The tree flowers in summer and spring.

Habitat: The tree grows best in well-drained, sandy or loamy soil which is why it is well-suited to the climate of India.

Uses: Several parts of the tree have numerous medicinal uses, but most commonly, the tree is used against bacterial infections, gonorrhea and syphilis.

Key features: Jacaranda is a partly deciduous tree that grows 10-15 feet tall. The tree is best known for its fragrant purple flowers that bloom in spring or summer. Owing to the fragrance of the flowers, the name Jacaranda has been derived from a Latin word meaning fragrant. It is one of the few trees that can live for 150 to 200 years.