Golden dewdrop

Duranta erecta

Duranta erecta 'Golden Edge'
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Golden dewdrop (Duranta erecta)
doo-RAN-tah ee-REK-tah
Synonyms:  D. plumieri
Genus:  Duranta
This tropical shrub or small tree may be grown in a mixed or shrub border; in colder climates, it does well in a temperate greenhouse. Flowers in shades of sky-blue, lilac, purple, or white blossom gracefully along arching branches in summer; they are followed by spherical, yellow fruit.
Care:  In late winter or early spring, prune wayward shoots to maintain size. Outdoors, grow in moist, well-drainded soil in full sun. Indoors, provide shade from hot sun and water sparingly in winter.
Propagation:  Sow seed in spring from 64° to 70°F; take semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in summer.
Problems:  Spider mites, mealybugs, whiteflies, leaf spot, damping off.

Overview

Height
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Fruit
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Blue Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower,
White Flower
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Flowering Tree,
Indoor Plant,
Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Shrubs

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