Brisbane is a city with lots of different trees, shrubs and flowers, and the most favorite tree of the Australians is beautiful Jacaranda tree. Blue jacaranda was imported to Australia from Brazil, South America. Science knows about 50 species of Jacaranda, and most beautiful is Jacaranda Mimosifolia. Mature tree is 15 meters high and 12 wide.
Jacaranda blossoms in Australian spring, in late October – early November. This time is a real holiday in Sydney, when the whole city as if in a lavender mist, and this celebration of colors you remember all year long. Flowers have a faint smell of honey.
There are many legends and traditions associated with Jacaranda. The legends originated from the Amazon, where the Jacaranda comes from, they say it is the tree of wisdom and knowledge. Perhaps this is why Jacaranda tree is a favorite landscape around universities and schools.
Students from the universities of Queensland and Sydney say: “Begin to prepare for exams until the Jacaranda blossom. Then it will be too late. ” No wonder, Jacaranda is known here as the “exam tree”.
One of the cities of South Africa got its name, Jacaranda (Jacaranda City), because of the huge number of trees planted in streets, parks and gardens. In the flowering period, if you look down from the mountains, it looks like a huge purple blanket.
Artists traditionally were captivated by amazing colors and shapes of Jacaranda. Perhaps the most well-known work with the Jacaranda belongs to Brett Whiteley. Brett Whiteley’s painting «The Jacaranda Tree» was created in 1977 sold for 1.98 million dollars in 1999.