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