Give this climbing tibouchina a support or shrub as a leg-up and it will scramble skywards to 2m. Needs a frost-free garden where it will bloom through winter. Fun fact, kids: Skylab was a NASA space station, which fell to earth in Australia in 1979.
Tibouchina laxa 'Skylab' DESCRIPTION: A climbing tibouchina with vibrant purple flowers. Stems are scrambling rather than self-clinging, so may need tying in to a trellis or wires. USE IN: Borders, pots, up trellis or arbours, along a fence or through a green hedge. Will clip to a low shrub - but why would you want to when there are compact tibouchinas available instead? LOCATION: Plant in free draining acid soil in a sunny-partly shaded location. Best flowering is achieved in full sun. CARE: Mulch and water regularly during the first 12 weeks or until the plant is established. Prune as required neat growth habit. Feed with a controlled release fertiliser yearly, provide additional water during dry periods and protect from frost. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2.5m H x 1 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
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