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
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 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.