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Tibouchina urvilleana (Glory bush)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
13ft 1in
Max height
8ft 2in
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Tibouchina urvilleana

Other names

Glory bush, Purple glory tree, Lasiandra, Princess flower, Tibouchina semidecandra misapplied , Pleroma macrantha

Genus

Tibouchina Tibouchina

Species

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


Tibouchina urvilleana is: Evergreen

Habit

Erect, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple in Summer; Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs Aphids , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs

Oedema Oedema

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9. Plants grown under glass may need restrictive pruning in late winter.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Tibouchina urvilleana (Glory bush) will reach a height of 13ft 1in and a spread of 8ft 2in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light and shaded from hot sun. In growth, water freely & feed monthly; 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, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Tender in frost (H3), Indoor unheated (H2)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Tibouchina urvilleana

Other names

Glory bush, Purple glory tree, Lasiandra, Princess flower, Tibouchina semidecandra misapplied , Pleroma macrantha

Genus

Tibouchina Tibouchina

Species

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

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Erect, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple in Summer; Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs

Specific diseases

Oedema

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9. Plants grown under glass may need restrictive pruning in late winter.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Tibouchina urvilleana (Glory bush) will reach a height of 13ft 1in and a spread of 8ft 2in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full light and shaded from hot sun. In growth, water freely & feed monthly; 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, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Tender in frost (H3), Indoor unheated (H2)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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