Duranta Golden Edge - Plant
Common name: Variegated Sky Flower, pigeon-berry, golden dewdrop.
Bloom time: Spring, summer
Height: 5-8 feet.
Difficulty level: Easy.
Planting & Care
Dig holes or beds wide, not deep. Lightly amend heavy clay or sandy soils with organic matter.
Gently remove plants from containers, keeping the root ball intact. Loosen potting soil and roots around bottom and edges of root ball
Level plant with surrounding soil, spreading roots outward. Fill roots around with lightly amended native soil.
Water to settle soil around roots.
Cover the area with leaf or bark mulch 1 - 3 inches thick but not piled up onto the plant s stem/trunk Water deeply.
Stake large shrubs or trees to prevent excess movement in strong winds.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil: Rich organic soil that is somewhat loamy and drains well.
Water: Frequent deep watering.
Temprature: About 20-25 ° F.
Fertilizer: Slow -fertilizers help encourage prolific flowering and fruiting.
- It is an excellent plant to create contrast with its green hard white foliage and bluish flowers.
Perfect for all kinds of containers, including window boxes, hanging baskets and combination planters.
They may be used to liven porches and patios.
- Grow as a small tree in frost-free climates.
The attractive fruits and the foliage have saponins that are poisonous to humans.
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