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TIBOUCHINA urvilleana

Commonly known as Glory bush, Purple glory tree

Very large reddish-purple flowers. A more compact habit than T. semi-decandra but pruning will be required to keep the plant under control. Suitable for pot growing on patios in the summer
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TIBOUCHINA urvilleana

 
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£16.00 £12.00 each 
  • Evergreen
    velvety-hairy leaves 5-7cm (2-3in) long
  • Purple Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Reddish purple
  • Height
    2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Spread
    2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Produces leafy panicles of satin-textured, saucer-shaped flowers 7-10cm (3-4in) across with dark, hooked stamens
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
    If outside
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - glasshouse plants require restrictive pruning in late winter
  • Pests & Diseases
    under glass - red spider mites, aphids, oedema
  • Place of origin
    Brazil
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - loam based potting compost (JI No. 3) in full light, shade from hot sun
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Oblong
  • Ovate
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - if growing outside
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2-3m (6½-10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-3m (6½-10ft)
 

Buy Varieties of TIBOUCHINA urvilleana

TIBOUCHINA urvilleana variegated

TIBOUCHINA urvilleana variegated

Glory Bush

Pink edged and white variegated leaves provide a splendid contrast to the flowers. An unusual and rare form

 
£17.50 each 
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