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Glory Bush

Tibouchina spp.

Also known as

Glory Tree, Princess Flower

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

6m

2m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Overview

Glory bushes are grown for their attractive foliage and flowers, some species flowering in spring and autumn and other all through summer. 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.

Common problems

Generally problem free

    Harvesting

    Generally not harvested

    Propagation

    Seed

    Sow seeds in spring once temperatures reach 16 degrees Celsius.

    Cuttings

    Root softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer, both with bottom heat.

    Special Features

    Autumn colour

    The plants flower into autumn.

    Attracts useful insects

    Attract bees, butterflies and moths.

    Drought resistant

    Can survive extended dry periods.

    Pot plant

    Can be grown in large containers, provide good drainage as they don't like soggy roots, but do like moderate watering. Use a rich potting medium.