Tibouchina varieties and cultivars.
Many of those popular in Australia have deep purple flowers but some are pink or white.
Tibouchina lepidota ‘Alstonville’.
Also known as Lasiandra they are common in Brisbane suburbs.
They are large shrubs or small trees up to 5 m high with a rounded crown.
The lance-shaped leaves are green, paler underneath and have velvety hairs.
The deep violet or purple flowers can almost cover the leaves.
They also come in pink and white.
A small shrub up to 0.5 or 1 m high with flowers similar to ‘Alstonville’.
Tibouchina ‘Jazzie’ or ‘Carol Lyn’.
Small shrubs 1 to 1.5 m high with 4 cm wide, deep purple flowers.
There is a white spot at the base of the petals.
Tibouchina granulosa ‘Kathleen’.
A cultivar growing as a rounded, dense shrub or a tree up to 8 m high and 4 m wide.
The leaves are oblong or lanceolate.
The 5 cm wide pink or mauve-pink flowers cover the tree.
Tibouchina mutabilis ‘Noelene’.
Small trees up to 6 m high covered in masses of flowers.
The flowers are white but darken to pink or mauve-pink.
Tibouchina ‘Peace Baby’ is a small shrub with white flowers that have pink stamens.