- Botanical Name: Solanum macranthum Dunal (synonyms: Solanum crinitum Lam., Solanum wrightii Benth)
- Common Name: Potato Tree, Brazilian Potato Tree, Giant Potato Tree, Giant Star Potato Tree
Truly an exotic and impressive tropical specimen! This Giant Potato Tree is a large bushy shrub that can grow into a medium-height tree, and be beautifully adorned with stunning flowers all year round! A rare treat indeed to see purple blossoms on a tree! And more amazing is that its gorgeous blossoms come in three wonderful shades, changing successively from deep purple to lavender to white.
The sweet-scented flowers are large (7.6-8.9cm across), striking and showy, covering the whole tree in favourable growing conditions, and will develop into roundish yellow berries, bearing seeds that can be used for propagation when ripened.