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Tibouchina urvilleana - Princess Flower
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Melastomataceae (Melastomes)
Origin: Brazil (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Burgundy
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Synonyms: [Pleroma urvilleana]
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Tibouchina urvilleana (Princess Flower) - Semi-evergreen open shrub that grows 6-8 feet or more tall by as wide - if really happy can reach 15 feet and be used as a small tree. The ribbed leaves are oval and new foliage is covered with velvty red hairs. A spectacular bloomer with its rich royal purple five-petaled 2-3 inch flowers at the ends of the branches in the spring through fall. Plant in light shade and well-drained soil. Water regularly. Hardy to 27 F. Tip prune occasionally to keep compact.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Tibouchina urvilleana.