- Tibouchina urvilleana is a sprawling evergreen shrub or small tree that can reach 10-15 ft. (3-4.6 m) in height
- Stems are vine like and can grow to 15 ft. (4.6 m) long sprawling to create 10-12 ft. (3-3.7 m) mounds. Leaves are simple, opposite, ciliate, velvety green, tinged with red, coarse, 2-4 in. (7.6-13 cm) long with 3 to 5 midribs.
- Flowers are bluish purple in color, 3 in. (7.6 cm) in diameter, and appear almost florescent due to the brilliantly colored petals, flowering year round.
- Fruits are round, dry, hard, brown in color, and less that 0.5 in. (1.3 cm) long. They aren’t showy and don't attract wildlife.
- Ecological Threat
- Tibouchina urvilleana can be found in natural and planted forests, disturbed areas, urban areas, and shrublands. It is native to southern Brazil.
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Invasive Listing Sources
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|