Troubleshooting Jacaranda Tree Problems: Caring For Ailing Jacaranda Trees

By Teo Spengler The jacaranda tree (Jacaranda mimosifolia, Jacaranda acutifolia) is an unusual and attractive small garden specimen. It has delicate, fernlike foliage and dense clusters of lavender trumpet-shaped flowers. The fragrant blossoms grow from the branch tips. Some 40 feet tall with soft, spreading leaves, the jacaranda is a tree you don’t forget easily. But even beautiful trees can have problems, and you will sometimes see ailing jacaranda trees. Read on for information about problems with jacaranda trees. Jacaranda Tree Problems Problems with jacaranda trees are generally minor, ranging from a few insect issues to cultural problems. However, the tree is also susceptible to a serious jacaranda tree disease, a lethal bacterial infection. The jacaranda tree can get aphids and scale, just like many other garden plants. Another insect pest, the glassy-winged sharpshooter, can also infest its leaves. Get rid of these pests by spraying with insecticidal soap or


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