Tibouchina Topiary
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Tibouchina Topiary

Tibouchina Topiary

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Glory Bush
Hardiness Zone: Annual Find your zone?
Mature Height: 45" Read our Growing Guide
Ships as: 10" pot (foliage)
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Not for nothing is this Tibouchina Topiary known as the Glory Bush, and we’re delighted to offer it in standard form. Violet purple blossoms festoon the heads of this patio and garden favorite, and plants provide a perpetual flower show from summer to fall against a backdrop of delicate, pleated, dark green leaves. Set several of these standards in containers around your patio or pool to create a colorful surround, or set a container pot in the midst of a mixed border for a stunning vertical highlight. Shipped in a 10" nursery pot.

For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3 Reviews) Write a Review

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Very disappointing

Purchased two of these and both arrived looking like an inexperienced person had pruned them back. Instead of somewhat globe shaped I have half moon shaped. The center of one is missing!

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So Beautiful

This tree has the most beautiful purple flowers! We got it instead of a hibiscus this year/to try something new. It has been blooming pretty consistently since we received it in June (it’s now mid Aug). We read online to place it in the sunniest, hottest place outside but we tried a few different places on the patio and it actually did best in part sun. We’re going to bring it inside in the winter and put it in a sunny window and hopefully it’ll do well there too, or at least stay alive :)

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In Florida this is beautiful

I had this “tree” planted in my front yard last year and love it! I have not tried it up north (Ohio-zone 6), but I think I’m going to try it this summer. I wish I knew how to attach a photo so you could see for yourself.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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A standard or topiary is a woody plant trained to a long, single stem. The stem is crowned with a round head of foliage and flowers. This arrangement is beautiful but requires a little extra effort on the part of the gardener to maintain it.

Staking: To keep your standard or topiary standing, put it out of reach of strong winds and support it with a stake that has a diameter at least as large as the stem's and long enough that when plunged into the pot or the ground it just reaches inside the head. Fasten the standard to the stake at several points with garden twine or green plastic tie tape looped in a figure-eight around stem and stake. Check the ties periodically during the growing season and loosen them if they constrict the outward growth of the stem.

Pruning, fertilizing, and repotting: Maintain the shape of the head with selective pinching of the new shoots (overzealous pinching will prevent the formation of flower buds). Pinch each shoot between thumb and forefinger or cut with pruning shears. Do not shear the plant as though it were a hedge. To keep your plants growing and flowering in summer, we recommend that you water with a water-soluble fertilizer (such as 15-30-15), mixed and applied as directed. If you find that your plant dries out quickly in the container after watering, it probably needs a larger pot. Lift it from its current pot, make four deep vertical cuts in the root ball, and place it in a new pot that is 2" wider and taller than the old one, filling in around the root ball with fresh potting mix. Water thoroughly after repotting.

Overwintering: Most standards and topiaries require special care to overwinter. In cold winter climates, bring them indoors before frost and place them in a cool room with bright indirect light. Water just enough to keep plants from drying out completely, and do not fertilize while plants are in this not-quite-dormant period. Set back outdoors in spring when nighttime temperatures remain consistently above 55°F.

Rosemaries will survive the winter in the ground in Zones 7 and warmer. In colder zones, bring your potted Rosemary indoors in the fall. Cut your Rosemary back by about one-third before bringing it indoors to overwinter. Do not repot it often as this causes shock. Place the plant in a spot that receives a lot of sun but that stays under 60°F. A cool, sunny enclosed porch is ideal. Keep the plant away from heat sources and on the dry side. Do not fertilize.