Tibouchina, Tree with Purple Flowers

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Tibouchina, Tree with Purple Flowers


Everyone may agree that this Tibouchina, tree with purple flowers looks fabulous. It caught my attention when I passed through Bay Indies on the way to visit my friends in Mission Valley, Nokomis FL 


Tibouchina – Description


This tree with purple flowers is native to rainforests in South America, especially in the country of Brazil. It likes tropical warm weather.  It may grow as shrubs, dwarf trees or large trees. When it matures the large tree height is about 15 – 20 feet tall. You may plant in the ground, container or in a planter as a specimen or border. The tree has dark green leaves about 4- 6 inches long, red buds, and 2 inch wide purple flowers with 5 petals and several white stigmas. It blooms between early summer and late autumn.


Tibouchina – Care for Tree with Purple Flowers


The Tibouchina tree is sensitive to cold. It is suggested to grow on the south western side of the house under full or partial sun, to avoid the strong winter wind direction.


 Fertilize every quarter and regular watering in the morning or later in the afternoon to prevent the tree from wilting. Covering the base with mulch helps water from evaporating. 


 It likes well drained acidic soil to encourage healthy growth and blooms.


 Do not over water to prevent fungus in the roots. Also, water less when we have a shorter day light or during the winter.


Plant the tree away from the house otherwise it will touch the building and provide easy access by insects.


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 If you have questions about colorful trees in Florida homes gardening in Sarasota County, just contact 941-716-3090 or email me for some tips.


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Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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very cool photo here, did not know about these by name.. thanks!

Aug 10, 2014 08:15 AM #1
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Thanks Mark and now you know the name of this beautiful purple flower tree. 

Aug 10, 2014 08:55 AM #2
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Kwee ... what a beautiful flowering tree.  Thanks for sharing the name and how to care for it.  Enjoy your evening.

Aug 10, 2014 08:59 AM #3
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Judith, Thanks for stopping and your comment.

Aug 10, 2014 09:11 AM #4
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That bloom is a beautiful color. I have heard of it called the trumpet flower. Thanks for the information.

Aug 10, 2014 11:57 AM #5
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Kwee, the Tibouchina is my favorite tree/flower.  They look beautiful in a yard.

Aug 10, 2014 09:20 PM #6
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kwee, you have such beautiful flowers and trees, and this one is no exception.    Sure wish some of your foilage could be grown up here.

Aug 10, 2014 10:21 PM #7
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Kwee, How did you know purple is  my favorite color?  I'm really liking this flower!

Aug 10, 2014 11:52 PM #8
Trisha Bush-LeFore
Preferred Properties Land & Homes - Walla Walla, WA
Providing Realtor Services in the Walla Walla Area


Beautiful tree. It's way to cold in our area for this Tibouchina tree, I'm jealous. 

Aug 11, 2014 02:14 AM #9
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The Tibouchina tree has beautiful purple flowers.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 11, 2014 03:02 AM #10
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

That's a beautiful picture, Kwee. Thanks for the botany lesson. Have a great night. 

Aug 12, 2014 01:36 PM #11
Karen Mathers - REALTOR®
Keller Williams Vero Beach - Vero Beach, FL
When it Matters, Choose Mathers! 772-532-3221

That is a fabuous tree!  It reminds me of orchids.  I can imagine this a a gorgeous privacy barrier!

Aug 13, 2014 01:34 AM #12
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kwee, I want this tree in my back yard, it would sure add lots of color!

Aug 16, 2014 10:15 PM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for telling us about the beautiful Tibouchina trees. This is an interesting series.

Aug 26, 2014 10:36 PM #14
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Kwee, this is a beautiful photo of the Tibouchina Tree, I don't think I've ever seen one unless I just didn't know what it was. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and adventures.

Sep 13, 2014 08:27 AM #15
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