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I have a lovely TIBUCHINAin a pot presently in full bloom. I want to put it in the garden. When can I do this. I live in Cornwall/Lizard

Last edited: 29 October 2016 09:30:23


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,871

     I know you don't get many frosts down there, but Tibouchina is a conservatory plant here. Frost will kill it. It could go outside for the summer. 

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  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,160

    It grows naturally in sub-tropical areas, and even Cornwall can't compete with that.  I had one a few years ago, and kept it on the patio in summer and indoors for the winter.  It is a lovely plant, but a bit particular about keeping it warm etc.  But I doubt that the great outdoors in the UK would be anything like warm enough.  Others may, of course, have different experiences.

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