Native plants for wetlands, fields or forests and an eclectic mix of other botanic delights

Tibouchina urvilleana

Photo Credit:
Stan Kollar
Photo Credit:
Stan Kollar
In Stock
Princess Flower or Glory Tree
A Visual Stunner for the Patio
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
Light Preference:
Full Sun
Soil Preference:
Moist (Mesic)
$12.50/2 qt., some larger
$9.50/ 2 quart

Not a native, but a glorious addition to the pool deck or patio! Tibouchina urvilleana, commonly called Princess Flower, is a tropical shrub that can grow to 6-8' tall, but should be trained as a small tree in our climates (it's winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-11).  Reddish, pubescent, somewhat brittle, square branches are clad with serrulate, downy, ovate to ovate-oblong (2-4" long) evergreen leaves, each with 3-7 prominent longitudinal veins. The purple flowers (to 3-4" diameter) with purple geniculate stamens bloom singly or in clusters in summer. Full bloom is often spectacular.

In more northern climates, this shrub is best grown in moist, acidic, organically rich, fertile, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Shelter plants from strong winds. Lightly prune plants after flowering to control unwanted legginess and spread. This shrub may be grown in containers which are typically sunk to the rim in garden areas or placed on patios or decks throughout the growing season. Containers should be brought indoors to a cool bright room for overwintering as houseplants before first fall frost.

Container plants may be brought indoors for overwintering in areas where plants are not winter hardy.

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Prices listed are subject to change, based upon size change and availability.

We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

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