• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    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 growing; reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Chartreuse
    Blooms:Early Spring through Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    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.
    Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Cordyline (Cordyline); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Protect from intense heat and harsh sun exposures in very hot summer regions; keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.