Melastoma malabathricum
BLUE TONGUE, STRAITS RHODODENDRON
Melastomataceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: warm low sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: constantly moist to usually boggy

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
2m
Plant habit
 
2m

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Flowers: pink-purple

Flowering Time: early summer to late summer

Leaves: dark green

Edibility: edible fruit
 
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Melastoma malabathricum
BLUE TONGUE, STRAITS RHODODENDRON
Melastomataceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: warm low sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: constantly moist to usually boggy

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
2m
Plant habit
 
2m

FEATURES

Flowers: pink-purple

Flowering Time: early summer to late summer

Leaves: dark green

Edibility: edible fruit


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical, mediterranean, coastal, cottage & bush designs

Uses: informal hedge, pot, border

Growth rate: fast

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: butterfly attracting






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