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Products > Tibouchina urvilleana
 
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.  The information that is presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it in the nursery's garden and in other gardens we have visited, as well how it performs in our nursery crops out in the field. We incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they know of cultural information that would aid others in growing  Tibouchina urvilleana.