This compact shrub or small tree produces a non-stop show of large, royal purple flowers in summer and fall, and may bloom nearly year-round in exceptionally warm climates. Dainty deep green ribbed foliage and low, well-branched habit make it an outstanding container plant. Easily trained as a small accent tree, or plant in mass for a stunning effect. Evergreen.
|Botanical Pronunciation:||tib-OO-kee-nuh lep-PID-oh-tuh|
|Key feature:||Showy Flowers|
|Garden styles:||Cottage, Tropical|
|Cold hardiness zones:||10 - 11|
|Light Needs:||Partial to full sun|
|Water Needs:||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Average landscape size:||Reaches 10 to 12 ft. high and 8 to 10 ft. wide.|
|Flower attribute:||Showy Flowers|
|Special features:||Attracts Butterflies, Year-round Interest|
|Landscape uses:||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Blooms:||Summer and fall|
|Foliage color:||Dark Green|
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