Scientific name - Tibouchina urvilleana
Popular names - princess flower, lasiandra.
Distribution and Habitat - native to Brazil.
Description - shrub, to 4 m high. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate, prominent ribs, pubescent, 5-20 cm long. Flowers clustered in terminal panicule. Dialipetala corolla, petals obovate, pink to purple, 3-6 cm long. 10 anthers purple
Tolerance - do not tolerate alkaline soils. Minimum temperatures are 5-8 degrees Celsius tolerated.
Requirements - well drained substrate, fertile, acid, shows sunny
Management - needs fertilizer after flowering period.
Propagation - by cuttings and seeds.
Curiosity - the kind Tibouchina belong to 350 species of shrubs and undergrowth of America Tropicato, most of them being found across the globe species grown as ornamentals.
Urvilleana Tibouchina species is dedicated naval officer Jules d'Urville French.
Trees and shrubs
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Prunus serotina - a native of North America, grows on the edge of forests on sandy soils and poor.
Hydrangea - Hortensia
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Tree. Stem thick, iregulat branched, 8-20 m high, small trunk with rough bark and dark, horizontal branches. Leaves opposite, dark green, elliptical language, 10-20 x 6.9 cm, the round, top round, margins entire, ribs parallel and perpendicular to the mid rib. Flowers in axillary Cime of 4-15 flowers blossom is white rachides cream, white flowers, 2.5 cm diameter and 0.8-1.4 cm long.
Ilex perado - small tree, port pyramidal, evergreen. Originally from the Canary Islands, dense forests grow in the Aqua Garcia, in association with Apollonias barbujana, Arbutus canariensis, Laurus Azores, Myrsine canariensis, Ocotal foetens, Persea indica, Prunus Lusitania subsp. hixa, Visna mocanera.
Epilobium dodonaei - spcie originated in Europe and the Caucasus, increases debris, calcareous rocks, up to 1700 m altitude.
Alnus cordata - alder of Corsica
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Tilia platyphyllos - Large-leaved Linden
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