Glory Bush Overview
Tibouchina is a genus containing around 208 species from the Melastomataceae family. They may be herbaceous perennial plants or evergreen shrubs or trees. Many of these plants are commonly known by the names Glory Bush or Glory Tree. Glory Bushes are grown for their attractive foliage and flowers, some species flowering in spring and autumn and others all through summer. Foliage may be textured and has prominent venation. Flowers are bright and saucer-shaped, in a range of colours including pink, purple, blue and white, often with contrasting, showy stamens in the centre. Naturally occurring in subtropical and tropical areas they are happy in humid, high rainfall areas. A good choice to plant in large tropical styled gardens.