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Tree #1 Historic Trees of Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe’s First Jacaranda

By December 14, 2019 No Comments

In October, the streets of Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, are a riot of purple blossom from the spectacular jacaranda tree. In this episode, Gus, the African Plant Hunter, takes us to the site of the very first jacaranda tree in Harare. Introduced to Zimbabwe in the 1890s, the jacaranda is native to Mina Gerais in Brazil (coincidentally the home of Gus’ parents!), but was brought to Africa as an ornamental tree. This is the very first tree in Lyn Mullin’s book “Historic Trees of Zimbabwe”.

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