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Golden dewdrop

Duranta erecta

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Duranta erecta 'Golden Edge'

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.

CareIn 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.

PropagationSow seed in spring from 64° to 70°F; take semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in summer.

ProblemsSpider mites, mealybugs, whiteflies, leaf spot, damping off.

  • Genus : Duranta
  • Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
  • Zones : 11
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Uses : Containers
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Characteristics : Showy Fruit
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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