Glory Bush

Tibouchina lepidota

SKU
03975
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.
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10-11

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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationtib-OO-kee-nuh lep-PID-oh-tuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer and Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Cordyline (Cordyline); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)

Provide 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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