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Tibouchina hybrid 'Peace Baby' (Tibouchina, Lasiandra, Glory bush)

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Plant description

Tibouchina 'Peace Baby' is a new compact variety of Tibouchina, with large bright white flowers throughout the warmer months on a dwarf shrub. It has been bred to perform in cooler climates, and is a tough and hardy plant. It grows in a sunny to part shaded position, and in most soil types. It is good for containers and small gardens, as well as for borders and general garden plantings. It will give fast results, and is an easy care plant, being troubled by few pests or diseases. It has low water requirements once established, but will appreciate deep watering in periods of dryness. Feed with a slow release fertiliser in spring. Pruning is not generally required, as this plant is naturally compact growing.

'Peace Baby' is an Australian bred plant.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.8 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Insects, butterflies, bees.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.0-6.0

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser applied in spring.

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