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Tibouchina urvilleana (princessflower; glorybush; princess-flower; lasiandra)

Synonyms: Lasiandra urvilleana; Tibouchina urvilleana var. glandulifera

Wikipedia Abstract

Tibouchina urvilleana is a species of flowering plant in the family Melastomataceae, native to Brazil. Growing to 3–6 m (10–20 ft) tall by 2–3 m (7–10 ft) wide, it is a sprawling evergreen shrub with longitudinally veined, dark green hairy leaves.
View Wikipedia Record: Tibouchina urvilleana

Invasive Species

Tibouchina urvilleana is grown in many regions for its beautiful flowers. In Hawaii and La Runion it is invasive and forms dense stands, smothering native species.
View ISSG Record: Tibouchina urvilleana


Height [1]  18 feet (5.6 m)
Width [1]  14.4 feet (4.4 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  None
Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  83 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  Low
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 8 Low Temperature: 10 F° (-12.2 C°) → 20 F° (-6.7 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate to Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Structure [3]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Reserva de la Biosfera de la Amistad Biosphere Reserve II 493313 Costa Rica  


Xylotoles laetus[4]


Caribbean; Oceania;



Attributes / relations provided by
1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
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