Notes by Jesse Durko
They do have some equirements for happy growth - an organic acid soil and regular watering. These met, Tibouchina will reward you with spectacular floral shows.
Most Tibouchina flowers are deep intense purple in color but there are white, pinks, salmon, and lavender varieties. Best of all, most all of them repeat flower several times each year.
This shrub offers a variety of shapes and sizes, from low ground huggers to large shrubs and small trees.
Leaf type varies as well, from small dark green waxy foliage to large silvery velveteen leaves.
Tibouchina can take center stage in the border or be used as a colorful landscape accent plant.
Garden Design by Jesse Durko
All images and text © Jesse Durko 2011