Evergreen bush. Liked for its small leaves and its plentiful purple flowers.
Outside in Mediterranean climates during the whole year with lots of sun. In winter protect against freezing.
Abundant in summer and in moderation in winter.
From spring to autumn.
Every 2 years in spring.
100% Akadama, or a mixture of Akadama with a 20% of volcanic earth.
Pruning and pinching
Pruning is recommended in late winter. Responds very well to pruning.
The whole year round. Cut back long branches. Buds again even from the trunk after a drastic pruning.
It’s a relative of Lagerstroemia. If you look at a thick trunk, you will see the same texture and after flaking off the bark also a smooth and shiny trunk.