Andean Princess Flower Tree Seeds (Tibouchina lepidota) 50+Seeds Zones 9-11
Andean Princess Flower Tree
A beautiful small to medium sized tree or large shrub rarely to 20 m tall with reddish, flaking bark, dark green leaves and masses of flowers that are 5 cm in diameter and fade from magenta to lavender with age. Tibouchina lepidota is fairly widespread in montane and cloud forests of the Andes mountains between Venezuela and Peru from 800 to 3200 m. In cultivation it is popular in South America and will adapt easily to warm temperate and cool temperate climates that do not experience extremes of heat or frost. It is rare elsewhere.