• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate grower to 12 to 15 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Early spring through summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:tib-o-KEE-na er-vil-LEE-a-na
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:16, 17, 21 - 27
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 12 to 15 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early spring through summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Tropical
    Design IdeasThis exotic purple-flowering shrub appears to be right out of equatorial jungles. Fast growing in frost-free zones, it reaches shrub-like proportions and may be planted as a single specimen or focal point. Excellent in protected side yards, where it can grow tall enough to screen neighboring views. Best in tropical gardens or as a background plant in cottage perennial landscapes. Prefers sheltered locations in courtyards, walled or fenced entry gardens, or planters in the niches of architecture. Particularly lovely when planted against light-colored stucco walls for contrast.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.