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Description for Duranta Variegated
An elegant choice for the landscape with gracefully arched branches of variegated foliage complimented with sweetly fragrant, violet-blue blooms. The flowers attract butterflies, and birds will enjoy feeding on the attractive golden-yellow berries. Duranta requires frequent pruning to make a bushy plant, especially when used as a hedge and needs full sun to bloom well.
This is a popular hedge plant in Manipur infact the Manipuri name literally means fence flower.
Planting and 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 the root ball. Level plant with the 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.
Caring for Duranta Variegated
- Slow -fertilizers help encourage prolific flowering and fruiting.
- It is important to water frequently while the plant is establishing.
- Some renewal pruning is necessary to keep a nice shape.
- Duranta plants need full light to get the energy they need to make blooms and berries. Plants growing in too much shade get lanky and sparse.
Typical uses of Duranta Variegated
Ornamental use: Perfect for planting around patios, foundations or among border plantings. Beautiful when planted in large patio containers. Grow as a small tree in frost-free climates.
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