Tibouchina lepidotaItem #3975 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
This evergreen shrub produces a non-stop show of large, royal purple flowers, summer to fall, or nearly year-round in exceptionally warm climates. Dainty deep green ribbed foliage and compact, well-branched habit make it a perfect container plant. Easily trained as a small accent tree. Plant in mass for a stunning effect.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:tib-OO-kee-nuh lep-PID-oh-tuhPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Summer and FallFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Cordyline (Cordyline); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)
- CareCare InformationProvide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Can be pruned to shape in late winter if desired.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.