The name of the purple flowering tree is the jacaranda. The jacaranda is native to Brazil but can be grown in most places where the climate is mild and there's no danger of frost.
The jacaranda tree can grow between 16 and 49 feet tall and is prized for its flowers and compound leaves. The flowers are tubular and grow in panicles that can hold many blossoms. In warm climates, the tree can flower year round, though it usually flowers in the spring and summer. Seed pods of unusual shape emerge after the flowering stage. These pods are often used in floral arrangements because of their unique appearance.