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Anybody got Jacaranda seeds?

Post by ramizq1 » March 31st, 2016, 2:08 pm

Need them in Karachi. Anyone?

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Re: Anybody got Jacaranda seeds?

Post by Izhar » April 1st, 2016, 9:59 am

You may have to buy a plant from Punjab... havent seen it here...

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Re: Anybody got Jacaranda seeds?

Post by M Farooq » April 2nd, 2016, 7:47 am

Shalimar nursery used to have them. In my last visit, I was disappointed to see the state of that beloved nursery (they don't have anything now). I had purchased Jacaranda several years ago from Shalima. It it grew very tall (~ 10 ft) in my home and then died suddenly...in my memory. I think Jacaranda may not thrive in Karachi...but it is one of the most beautiful trees of the world.

Any reason Izhar, as what happened to that nursery?

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Re: Anybody got Jacaranda seeds?

Post by ramizq1 » April 3rd, 2016, 12:45 pm

Thanks guys for your responses.
Yes Jacaranda is not made to thrive in Karachi's climate. But it can survive / live a long life. It requires some cooling periods, and hates coastal winds. to be fully blooming these 2 requirements should be there.

@Farooq sb: I was reading that a fungus is rotting away alot of Jacs. Check this. Might be the reason. In case true, this is very sad :(
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/en ... as-1598528

Perhaps anyone from Lahore or Islamabad who can mail some Jac seeds to me?
Basically I am trying to experiment growing some plants which are not suited for the climate (people do this all the time don't they)... I also am looking for any Kachnar plants in Karachi but havent been able to find any. I find they grow superbly in Oman and UAE so they can easily grow in Khi weather as well.

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Re: Anybody got Jacaranda seeds?

Post by Izhar » April 4th, 2016, 11:07 am

M Farooq wrote:Shalimar nursery used to have them. In my last visit, I was disappointed to see the state of that beloved nursery (they don't have anything now). I had purchased Jacaranda several years ago from Shalima. It it grew very tall (~ 10 ft) in my home and then died suddenly...in my memory. I think Jacaranda may not thrive in Karachi...but it is one of the most beautiful trees of the world.

Any reason Izhar, as what happened to that nursery?
They are into landscaping now, in Karachi people are not as gardening lovers as compared to Lahore and Islamabad... only DHA and Clifton side residents are more in gardening and their area nurseries have more varieties...

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Re: Anybody got Jacaranda seeds?

Post by yawer » April 5th, 2016, 6:25 am

I have kachnar trees at my place as now a days on full bloom, rather we have plucked too for making various dishes as eaten too.
It will produce seeds and if you require can be send but kindly remind me in May/June when seeds are likely to be ready.

I have jacaranda too, 2 colors, but not sure if they would produce flowers this year as planted in February.

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Re: Anybody got Jacaranda seeds?

Post by ramizq1 » April 6th, 2016, 10:52 am

yawer wrote:I have kachnar trees at my place as now a days on full bloom, rather we have plucked too for making various dishes as eaten too.
It will produce seeds and if you require can be send but kindly remind me in May/June when seeds are likely to be ready.

I have jacaranda too, 2 colors, but not sure if they would produce flowers this year as planted in February.

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Thanks brother for your input :) sounds fabulous. If possible can you post a picture of the Kachnar trees? I will remind you for sure.

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Re: Anybody got Jacaranda seeds?

Post by yawer » April 9th, 2016, 4:50 pm

I have posted the Kachnar pictures under the forum 'What is blooming in your garden' under the topic 'yawer garden'.

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Re: Anybody got Jacaranda seeds?

Post by ramizq1 » April 11th, 2016, 7:20 am

yawer wrote:I have posted the Kachnar pictures under the forum 'What is blooming in your garden' under the topic 'yawer garden'.

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Saw them. M'A quite beautiful. Thanks.

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