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Tibouchina urvilleana (Glory bush)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
4m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Tibouchina urvilleana

Other names

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

Genus

Tibouchina 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

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple in Summer; Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-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

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

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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

Botanical name

Tibouchina urvilleana

Other names

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

Genus

Tibouchina 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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple in Summer; Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

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.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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), Tender in frost (H3)

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