In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Jacaranda Tree in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Jacaranda Tree.
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How to Draw a Jacaranda Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: First draw the roots by making small L shaped lines moving outwards from a center point.
Step 2: Next draw the trunk which will be two vertical lines getting slightly farther apart near the top.
Step 3: Drawing the branches is similar the trunk but the lines are closer together and don't need to be a straight.
Step 4: Next draw the twigs which will be small crooked lines off each branch.
Step 5: The last step is to draw the leaves. This can be done by drawing small circles all over the twigs. Once that is done draw a squigly line all around the top of the tree to give it shape.
Interesting Facts about Jacaranda Trees
Jacaranda Trees grow in Central America and South America. They grow to 66 to 96 feet tall. The leaves look like feathers and in autumn they turn yellow. The Jacaranda Trees are flower producing trees. The flowers are a blue-purple color and trumpet shaped. These flowers make the Jacaranda Tree a popular landscaping tree. Gardeners grow them all over the world. It takes a lot of energy to care for a Jacaranda Tree. They freeze easily as saplings and they require regular pruning.
Did you know?
- The capital city of South Africa is nicked names “Jacaranda City” because of the Jacaranda Trees that were planted there.
- Jacaranda Trees are associated with Christmas time in Australia, because that’s when they bloom there.
- The city of Grafton in New South Wales Australia has a festival every year for the Jacaranda Tree.
- There is an old superstition that says if a Jacaranda bloom falls on your head you will have good luck.
- Jacaranda Trees are not good trees to park your car under, they leak sticky pollen and the flowers fall down a lot.
Lesson Plan Note: Since South Africa’s capital is known for its Jacaranda Trees; take a week to study the capital city Pretoria. While you’re at it add some cultural information about South Africa.