Tibouchina heteromalla
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Tibouchina heteromalla

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Common name:  Silver Leafed Princess Tree                                             

Special notes:  Lush, uncommon relative of the more common Princess Flower, with larger silver-green velvety leaves.

Family:  Melastomataceae
Native to:  Brazil
Form:  Evergreen shrub
Size:  6 – 8 ft
Blooms:  Summer and fall
Attracts:  Bees and birds
Flowers:  Spikes of purple flowers
Light:  Sun or part shade
Water:  Moderate water
Hardiness:  Tolerates light frost
Soil:  Tolerates most soils