Tibouchina granulosa – Purple Glory Tree (Email for availability)

This is a popular, small, tropical flowering tree in South Florida that produces stunning violet flowers nearly year round.

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Description

Tibouchina granulosa is one of the best flowering trees in south Florida, blooming for most of the year.
This Brazilian native does not get very big in Florida, growing more like a big shrub and reaching an average of 15 feet.
This particular species of Tibouchina needs good drainage acidic soil in order to prosper.
The use of a fertilizer for acid loving plants is recommended. 
It will grow in full to partial sun, needs average water, and freezing temperatures should be avoided.
This Tibouchina blooms on the new growth, therefore trimming the plant right after flowering will encourage more new growth and consequently more flowers.
It is not an indoor plants but since it starts blooming when very small it it is possible to be grown potted in cooler places and enjoyed for several years with proper care.

FAMILY : Melastomataceae
ORIGIN : Brazil, Bolivia
TYPE/USES :

MATURE SIZE :
10′ – 20′
GROWTH RATE :

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
: full sun to broken light
WATER REQUIREMENTS
: average
MIN. TEMP. :
low 30’s
FLOWER :
warmer months

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Gardino Nursery