Don’s Expert Answers: My 18ft. Jacaranda.

Question From:
Angie Franco in Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria,Ca. International

Nature of problem:
My 18ft. Jacaranda.

Type of Plant (if known):
My Jacaranda tree is turning yellow,dropping it’s leaves and branches

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
grown dirt.

How often do you water the plant:
twice a week

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
10 hrs.

How long since you planted it:
It was here when we bought the house. Probably over 15 years.

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
Yes. horse menure a year ago.

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:

What other treatments have you given the plant:

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Other Comments:
I am worried that my beautiful Jacaranda is dying. It did well last year but started to notice this year it is turning yellow and practically all stem branches are falling. It is a pretty large tree in my back yard. Please tell me what the problem is and what can i do to bring it back? I’m also thinking, could it be just the time of year that it sheds? We have lived here 3 years. Thank you!

Hi Angie,

Jacarandas are deciduous trees, losing their leaves in late spring to early summer. They then flower in early summer to mid summer while they have no leaves. Yours sounds fine.