Jacaranda Trees
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Jacaranda In Our Garden In Crete Is Growing Too Fast & Falling Under Its Own Weight. What To Do ?

Zone Kamilari, Crete, Greece | Cretan John added on November 16, 2019 | Answered

The locals say it's a bad idea to cut back a jacaranda, but our attempts to prevent it from only growing into the sun, away from our neighbour's olive tree, have not been successful. We are not very expert gardeners, particularly not concerning jacarandas & would appreciate any suggestions you may have I attach 4 photos taken this week (November 15th) Thanks in advance John Harvey

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BushDoctor
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Answered on November 18, 2019

You may try to brace the tree, but once it matures from improper pruning it will take an unsafe form.

The problem with topping, forcing branching, or trying to control a tree that is too close to a structure is that is usually leaves the tree unstable, or unbalanced. Ultimately, the answer may be the complete removal of the tree and starting a new one in another spot.

This article will help you to know what care these trees require: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/jacaranda/jacaranda-tree-information.htm

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