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Can someone ID this shrub? for me.
It has Red Leaves & Green Leaves and now it has a Purple flower, the Bud is a pinky red.

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Crikey, that's nice. How long have you had it outdoors ? it's not a shrub that i recognise but it does look very similar to a tropical shrub i used to grow called Tibouchina.

18 Aug, 2014


I agree with Badfish, certainly looks like Tibouchina urvilleana - hardy in Zone 11, which certainly isn't us, we're all zone 8 mostly in the UK

18 Aug, 2014


Dootydaisy2 grows a Tibouchina perhaps she can give you some tips on this very pretty plant.

18 Aug, 2014


Thank You for ID my plant, it was my Son inlaws & when he was moving we dug it up for my garden, I have had it in a plant pot for 8mths now, its been outside all through the winter and into the summer Badfish :o))

18 Aug, 2014


MELASTOMA MALABATHRICUM or Indian rhododendron in my opinion

19 Aug, 2014


Emeraldadi. Thanks for your info. Looking on the Wikipedia site it is another name for it so your all right :o))

20 Aug, 2014

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