Streets are awash with the magnificent purple-blue blooms of jacarandas

Frys Reserve, Kogarah

 Frys Reserve, Kogarah

Jacarandas are bursting into life and colour throughout St George and Sutherland Shire.

Streets are awash with the magnificent purple-blue blooms of jacarandas which signal the fact that the HSC is on and that summer isn’t far off.

Jacarandas adorn backyards and public parks and their fallen flowers form a colourful carpet of blue.

Hogben Park, Kogarah

 Hogben Park, Kogarah

In Hogben Park, Kogarah, the trees are an annual delight.

They are thought to be remnants of a residential property (circa 1930-40s) to which the council added more over the years to maintain the avenue as a feature of the park.

There are an estimated 300-400 jacaranda trees in the former Kogarah local government area.

Slade Road, Bardwell Park

 Slade Road, Bardwell Park

Lots of people think jacarandas are natives, but they’re not. They are native to South America.

While the most common flower colour for jacarandas is the lovely purple-blue, there is a white-flowered form called ‘White Christmas’.

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Courtesy of The Leader