TIBOUCHINA organensis

Commonly known as Glory bush

Large saucer-shaped bluish-purple flowers in profusion for several months. A wonderful conservatory plant
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    velvety-hairy, greyish green leaves to 15cm (6in) long, sometimes maturing to bright scarlet.
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Bluish purple
  • Height
    3-6m (10-20ft)
  • Spread
    2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Open, erect shrub with 4-angled, hairy stems. Produces satin-textured flowers to 10cm (4in) , or more, across
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate
    Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
  • Full sun

TIBOUCHINA organensis

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Under glass will need restrictive pruning in late winter
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites, aphids, oedema
    Place of origin
    Southeastern Brazil
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • 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
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3-6m (10-20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-3m (6½-10ft)
 

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