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Tibouchina granulosa 'Gibraltar'
@ Van der Giessen Nursery, AL

Tibouchina granulosa 'Gibraltar'

Gibraltar Variegated Purple Glory Tree

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Item #: 7631

Zones: 8a to 10b, guessing

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Brazil

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Only a few years ago, we had no variegated tibouchinas...now we have two. Tibouchina granulosa 'Gibraltar' came to the US thanks to SC plantsman Ted Stephens, who found it at a Japanese nursery. For us, Tibouchina granulosa 'Gibraltar' makes a small growing plant to 18" tall x 18" wide, composed of square woody stems and clothed with finger-sized green leaves, edged in creamy white. In late fall, the clumps are topped with terminal clusters of brilliant purple 2" wide flowers...quite a sight. In the wild, Tibouchina granulosa can reach 40' in height, but we're not turning these loose. In cold winter climates, it makes a superb 18" tall summer container specimen.