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Tibouchina hybrida Illusion

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Tibouchina hybrida Illusion Princess Flower, Lasiandra, Glory Bush,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Rounded

Illusion reaches a height of 2.5m, and is a stand out performer in gardens across the country. Large flowers open white with a blush-pink margin, then mature to deep pink tones. These adorn the plant throughout the warmer months providing stunning colour for garden beds surrounding entertaining areas. This is certainly a plant that makes an impact with colour. The bright vibrant flowers are significant both in size and in the number produced per plant. A dense and compact variety well suited to mixed garden beds or informal hedging. This variety is easy to grow. Grows approx 2.5m x 2.5m in height.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Melastomataceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate