Tibouchina urvilleanaItem #6630 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
Beautiful, tropical look from an evergreen shrub with huge, deep-purple flowers over a long season. Upright, open-branched habit useful as hedge, screen or accent. Good around pools.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 12 to 15 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:tib-o-KEE-na er-vil-LEE-a-naPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:16, 17, 21 - 27Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 12 to 15 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.Foliage color:ChartreuseBlooms:Early spring through summer.Flower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.