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Tibouchina urvilleana (Glory bush)

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Maintenance level
2 hours care
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Ultimate height
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Ultimate spread
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Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Tibouchina urvilleana

Other names: Tibouchina semidecandra hort., Glory bush, Purple glory tree, Lasiandra, Pleroma, Princess flower

Genus: Tibouchina

Species: T. urvilleana - T. urvilleana is a tender, open to spreading, evergreen shrub with red-hairy stems, velvety mid- to dark green leaves and panicles of reddish-purple, satiny flowers with hooked stamens blooming in summer to autumn.

Tibouchina urvilleana is: Evergreen

Flower: Purple in Summer; Purple in Autumn

Foliage: Grey-green in All seasons

Habit: Clump-forming

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs

Specific diseases: Oedema

General care

Pruning: Plants grown under glass may need restrictive pruning in late winter.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...

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Tibouchina urvilleana (Glory bush) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation: Plant in in moist, fertile, well drained soil in frost-free area. Or grow under glass in loam-based compost in full light with shade from hot sun. Water freely in summer but keep just moist in winter.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1)

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