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Princess Flower

Tibouchina urvilleana

SKU
06630
A beautiful, tropical look from an evergreen shrub with huge, exotic, deep-purple flowers that will bloom throughout summer. Its upright, open-branched habit is useful as a hedge, screen or accent. A lovely patio or poolside accent.
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10-11

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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationtib-o-KEE-na er-vil-LEE-a-na
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide
Bloom TimeEarly Spring through Summer
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorChartreuse
Garden StyleCottage, Tropical
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Cordyline (Cordyline); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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