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Gardens featuring: Tibouchina urvilleana | Princess Flower

ePlant Details

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Synonym Names: Tibouchina semidecandra, Pleroma u.

Family: Melastomataceae

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The Princess Flower is a rangy, loosely constructed evergreen shrub with oval, velvety leaves that are 3"-6" in length. Dramatic and elegant, 3" wide royal purple flowers form at the ends of the branches during the warm season. The shrub has very eye-catching flowers. When grown in the warmer valley areas, this plant prefers protection from hot, drying winds.  Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Anatomy

Plant Type

Tree

Height Range

6-12', 12-25'

Width Range

Flower Color

Purple

Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall, Intermittent

Leaf Color

Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half, Shade

Water

Medium

Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Adverse Factors

n/a

Sunset Zones

14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

Breakage

Tolerances

Heat

Design

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Tropical

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Specimen

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall

Location Uses

Entry, Shrub Border, Patio, Park, Raised Planter, Walls / Fences

Special Uses

Container

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

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