Jacarandas in all their glory have been attracting photographers across the region in recent weeks.
These stunning trees are awash with their magnificent purple-blue blooms in late spring and early summer.
Beautiful images have been posted on social media and we’ve gathered some of the best for our photo gallery above.
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Lots of people think jacarandas are natives, but they’re not. They are native to Brazil, where they are deciduous, not because of cold winters, but because of the monsoonal wet and dry seasons. They briefly drop their leaves at the end of the dry season, then leaf up again when the rains come.
These trees can reach a height of around 10 to 15 metres.
Jacarandas thrive in tropical and warm climates, but can be grown in cooler areas which get light frosts, but they usually don’t flower as well in these cooler zones, and are also slower-growing and smaller there.