One of the annual attractions on Maui is the spring blossoming of the Jacaranda trees on the western slopes of Haleakala sometime between April and May around3500 +/- foot elevation. The exact timing of the effulgence, and the sequence, differs year to year depending on general weather conditions of that year. A drive along the highway at this time of year is a delight to the eyes. And so it was on a mid April morning along Jacaranda Highway 2021.
“Jacaranda is a genus of 49 species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. A cosmopolitan plant, Jacaranda mimosifolia is quite common inSouthern California, Florida, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain (particularly in Málaga) and Zambia and has been introduced to most tropical and subtropical regions to the extent that it has entered the popular culture. It has been planted widely in Asia especially in Nepal.” (Wikipedia)
The audio-visual slide show below shares some images of Maui’s Jacaranda Highway 2021.
Images of previous years Jacaranda season can be viewed here