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Tibouchina granulosa (Purple Glory Tree)

Purple Glory Tree


A breathtaking sight when in full bloom, Tibouchina granulosa (Purple Glory Tree) is a large, sprawling, tropical, evergreen shrub or small tree boasting a lush foliage of glossy, dark green leaves, 5-8 in. long (12-20 cm), with prominent longitudinal veins. Deep rose to violet flowers, flaring open to 2 in. across (5 cm), bloom in showy clusters. Blooming intermittently throughout the year, Tibouchina granulosa is quite versatile. It can be trained as a standard or espaliered against a west-facing wall receiving at least five hours of full sun. It can also be trained on a trellis or arbor as a vine. Perfect for the mixed shrub border, as a specimen or in containers.

  • Grows up to 15-20 ft. tall and wide (4-6 m).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is best grown in moist, fertile, well-drained soils. Prefers some afternoon shade in hot summer climates.
  • Propagate by cuttings.
  • Pinching new growth helps increase branching and will enhance the floral display.
  • Keep an eye out for scales and mushroom root rot.
  • Native to Brazil.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Tibouchina
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Spread 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Tibouchina
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Spread 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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