In a city full of crazy, unusual and beautiful plants, I did not expect the jacaranda to steal my heart.
In fact, I never noticed a jacaranda until after we moved. Because, like a cherry tree, jacarandas are most spectacular in bloom. Suddenly I wanted to know: What are those amazing purple trees? and with so many things in LA, I learned their name from an television show.
They're originally from South America. They seem to get about 30-40 feet tall, and about 20 feet across.