Rata tree / flame of the North, a real Maui native tree. Metrosideros spp. (the name is not related with rats, Rata tree means Iron tree)
The Yellow, Pink, Rose and White lapachos, cousins of Jacaranda. Hadroanthus spp.
Flamboyant, Delonyx regia
Star Apple, Caimito. Chrysophyllum cainito. Golden leaves, purple edible fruits
Fortunately our parking spots are far away from them.
Try Pretoria or Johannesburg when it is too late to start studying for end of year exams....
South-central South America, according to Wikipedia .
I was wondering where they're from as they're also fairly common in my hometown of Brisbane, Australia.
Grafton and a heap of other small towns all have jacaranda festivals and we're obviously really bad at promoting them.
The Brisbane Council classifying jacarandas as invasive weeds probably doesn't help either.
I always find it bittersweet how short the bloom is.
They send chemical cues and flower en masse but with temperature changes are also note breathing flowers out of season with leaves, worrisome.
Each plant has its secrets. Have I mentioned that they smell like piss when dropping the leaves? Yup, Jacaranda trees reek in winter if the area is beyond their normal distribution and they sense any cold. Die to the ground and then resprout.
Apart of this, beautifull feathered foliage and even more beautiful flowers in a big tree with elm-like bark and nice hot-cake shaped fruits.
Edit: Just made some adjustments. Map should work better on mobile now.