10 years to reach maturity
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Princess Flower Overview
Tibouchina urvilleana is an evergreen shrub species in the Melastomataceae family. It may grow to over 4m in height, producing oval leaves with a soft coating of hairs. The textured leaves have distinctive veins running across their length. Flowers are bright purple with black stamens in the centre, they measure between 6-10cm in diameter. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
How to propagate Princess Flower
Softwood cuttings best taken in late spring, semi-hardwood cuttings in the summer. Provide bottom heat to improve rooting.