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,
Purple,
White
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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