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 vibrantly through winter. Fun fact, kids: Skylab was a NASA space station, which fell to earth in Australia in 1979. We can't ship this product to Tasmania or Western Australia
Tibouchina laxa 'Skylab' APPEARANCE : An unusual climbing tibouchina with vibrant purple flowers and neat slightly hairy leaves. Stems are scrambling rather than self-clinging, so may need tying in to a trellis or wires. USE FOR : 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? PLANTING : 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 tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
In WA or TAS? We can't ship this plant to you for state biosecurity reasons.