Tropical Jacaranda trees impress Hawaii's visitors with exuberant purple blossoms, which turn the tree into a vibrant symbol of the arrival of spring. The best time to see this natural phenomenon is in late April and mid-May. And the best place across the state is Upcountry Maui, namely the Haleakala slopes in the district of Kula. The top spots to check out include the Kula highway, Hwy 377, and Haleakala National Park. The average Jacarandas grow up to 20-50 ft (6-15 m) tall and just about as wide.
Jacaranda tree is not native to the Hawaiian Islands. Many speculate that it was introduced to the island in the early 1900s by Portuguese farmers and ranchers who settled in the areas of Kula, as well as Pukalani and Keokea.
As with most fragrant beauties, the Jacaranda tree is a fine source of legends. A common fable in the United States promises good fortune when its bloom falls on your head.