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Jacaranda Tree in Bloom


Jacaranda Tree in Bloom (Jacaranda)

There's so many Jacaranda trees here in San Diego, CA. They are grown everywhere. Photo taken in Talmage, San Diego, CA. on June 3, 2013.



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Im not surprised they a fabulous

6 Jun, 2013

 

Yes, Jacaranda trees are very beloved in most of California (where they can be grown).

8 Jun, 2013

 

Beautiful sight. I would love to be able to grow Jacaranda Delonix, I have only seen them when on holiday in Greece.

9 Jun, 2013

 

Shirlwhirl:

There's millions of Jacaranda trees here. It's such a very common street/landscape tree here.

I love to see the Jacarandas blooming along with the Tipuana tipu, Cassia leptophylla (gold medallion tree), African Tulip trees, cape chestnut, coral and orchid trees. The crepe myrtles are just starting to bloom, also.

10 Jun, 2013

 

OMG Delonix - I have just googled all these and they are all absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS!!!
What beautiful trees to have growing around you.
How envious am I? VERRRRRY!!

10 Jun, 2013

 

LOL! That's funny!

Yes, we're pretty lucky here. You should see all the tropical/subtropical trees/shrubs which bloom in winter. :>) Most of the coral, Callindra species, Cassia species, orchids (Bauhinia species) trees bloom in winter. My favorite winter-flowering tree is the Hong Kong Orchid tree. It's peak bloom is in January, and it has the largest and most fragrant flowers of any orchid tree. The Hong Kong Orchid tree is very widely used here in San Diego as a street tree.

10 Jun, 2013

 

Plant life in San Diego sounds wonderful all year!

Do you get any nasties there - like tornadoes or hurricanes or earthquakes or anything?!

10 Jun, 2013

 

Yes, we have a 365 day a year growing season. :>)

Very rarely do tornadoes hit San Diego and they're very small, not like the ones in the mid-western states. Earthquakes do happen, the largest hit 3 years ago...it only caused minor damage here (not like the big quakes I experienced while living in the San Francisco Bay Area).
Hurricanes and tropical storms are pretty rare. The last big tropical storm was Kathleen to hit San Diego back on Sept. 10, 1976...and the last known hurricane to hit San Diego struck back on Oct. 2, 1858. If a hurricane like the one that hit back in 1858 were to strike San Diego in the future it would be extremely devastating. We don't receive much rain at all here, and we don't have a very good drainage system...a hurricane would cause catastrophic flooding.

11 Jun, 2013

 

Well, on the whole and considering from all angles!. San Diego sounds like a great place to live, with a wonderful climate and even more wonderful flora!!
Let's just hope it keeps the status quo. :)

11 Jun, 2013

 

Delonix and me sem to be in very very similar lands... Am surrounded by all the trees hes mentioned and right now theres some great landscapes full of blooms everywhere since its started pouring... will clicl soon and upload...

11 Jun, 2013

 

Shirlwhirl:

Yes, overall the it's a very nice place to live. We just have to deal with droughts. We only received about 55 percent of our normal rainfall this season...so, it's very, very dry now...lots of big fires have started already in Southern California. We'll have to see if we may receive any rains when the monsoon season starts in July - Sept. We usually only receive the clouds and heat, humidity from the monsoonal flow.

Last year's monsoonal flow was very strong bringing us extremely hot and humid weather for a long time. Many people ended up in the emergency rooms around Southern California with heat-related illnesses. I had the highest energy bills EVER from running the A/C.

11 Jun, 2013

 

Kaustubh_sathe:

I think you most likely have a lot more Delonix regia (Gulmohar) Royal Poinciana trees growing there...my favorite summer-flowering tree! :>)

I'm sure your monsoon season is much stronger (with a lot more rain) than our monsoonal flow here in the Southwestern U.S.

Here's a few of my photos of Delonix regia (Gulmohar) trees flowering in San Diego, CA.

http://www.growsonyou.com/genus/slideshow/Delonix/216915

http://www.growsonyou.com/genus/slideshow/Delonix/218573-delonix-regia-royal-poinciana-flamboyant

11 Jun, 2013

 

Oh that's not so good Delonix, hope you get plenty of rain this time to cool it all down.

11 Jun, 2013

 

It's highly unlikely we'll receive any rain until late November or early December. The 6.5 inches (165mm) of rain we received this season isn't very much rain within one year. Our normal rainfall is 9.5 inches (254mm) for our season, which runs from July 1 to June 30th of the following year.

11 Jun, 2013

 

It's difficult to imagine so little rainfall when we get too much a lot of the time. It is supposed to be summer now but it is dull and damp today and this year the temp hasn't got much above 70 degrees at all and not even that most of the time.
Soon be the longest day and no real summer yet!!

12 Jun, 2013

 

Oh yeah... totally... a lot of Delonix grows here wild... And right now most of them are in full bloom.

12 Jun, 2013

 

Kaustubh_sathe:

Delonix regia won't bloom here until next month. It must be a real sight to see so many Gulmohar in bloom right now. :>)

The Jacarandas, Tipu, African Tulips and Markhamia lutea are the real winners for blooming right now.

Is there many Markhamia lutea (Nile Tulip Tree) where you live? It's another one of my favorites. My tree is in full bloom, right now.

12 Jun, 2013

 

Shirlwhirl:

We used to such little rain here. During strong El NiƱo years we can receive a lot of rain.

Yesterday it was quite warm; however, today is pretty cloudy and cooler. I like it a little cooler, because soon the "July Fry" will be here. It's called the "July Fry" here because that's when officially the monsoonal season starts.

12 Jun, 2013

 

Delonix there are a lot of these Markhamia lutea ones but surprisingly most of them are purple and white variants... i checked the leaves but still looks exactly the same..

13 Jun, 2013

 

Kaustubh_sathe:

I'm not familiar with a purple and white Markhamia species. Are you sure it's Markhamia? Do you have some photos? I'm very curious.

I have Markhamia zanzibarica which is one which has small reddish flowers with yellow veining.

Here's my M. zanzibarica photo:

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/52028-markhamia-zanzibarica-markhamia-bell-flower/all

13 Jun, 2013

 

Kaustubh_sathe:

I just realized it could be Queen's Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia speciosa), which is native to India, instead of Markhamia lutea (they have very similar leaves). I love Queen's Crape Myrtle! It grows here; however, isn't so widely grown here (not sure why).

13 Jun, 2013



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