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Cornutia grandifolia, Tropical Lilac, African Lilac, Jamaican Lilac

Cornutia grandifolia

Tropical Lilac, African Lilac, Jamaican Lilac
Family: Lamiaceae    (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Origin: Costa Rica
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Cornutia grandifolia, or Tropical Lilac, is a large shrub with many intriguing features. It can grow to a height of 5-10 ft with velvety leaves that contrast delightfully with the fragrant blue and lavender colored flowers. The plant requires full sun or semi-shade position to thrive and needs moderate waterings, and makes an excellent display. Grown in USDA Zone: 9-11 it attracts many with its lively and decorative inflorescence, and will bring joy to any garden with it pleasant aroma.

Tropical Lilac is preferred by butterflies and hummingbirds, it's cold-resistant nature ensures mature plants can tolerate temperatures as low as 30s F for a short period of time without harm. To get the best out of this beautiful plant and ensure it prospers, planting in the soil is recommended, although it might be grown in pots for decorative purposes. Those growing Cornutia grandifolia in colder regions, should ensure pots are placed in sheltered areas,





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Cornutia grandifolia - African lilac

African lilac, Jamaican lilac - Fast growing shrub with astonishing fragrant velvet leaves. Tall stalks shoot out multiple lavender blue flowers. Both foliage and inflorescence makes an outstanding display. Attracts butterflies. Leaves have pleasant tobacco-like scent.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot