Saturday, March 27, 2010

March is Tibouchina time you'll see them all in full flower across the Sydney area.
There are three main varieties

Tibouchina alstonville the tallest at approx 4m and 2-3m width and makes a great addition to a garden for autumn flowering which last for approx. 4weeks.

Tibouchina carol lyn smaller size plant approx. 1.5m x 1m has a distinctive white stamens lager flower than jules, carol lyn will flower twice a year and sporadic flowering the rest of the year.
Carol lyn responds well to pruning after a main flowering and fertilising after pruning.

Tibouchina jules is a smaller relative of alstonville, jules only grows to 1 m x 1 m well suited for a pot or in the garden and the flowers cover the plant completely at flowering time .

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