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Duranta Green - Plant

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Description

Duranta is a vigorous large broad leaf evergreen shrub with pale blue flowe

A tropical powerhouse, the golden dewdrop plant (more commonly known as duranta) is a fast-growing tropical shrub with beautiful blooms and fantastic foliage.

With the potential to become quite large where they are hardy (some varieties reaching over 15 feet!), these plants make great, quick-growing, warm-season annuals, and can even act as houseplants. Grown primarily for its bountiful blue blooms, many varieties of duranta also have highly ornamental golden foliage.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Duranta, Sky flower, Golden dewdrop, Pigeon berry
Maximum Reachable Height 5-8 feet.
Flower Colour Blue, violet, white
Bloom Time Spring, summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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.
  • Duranta Green 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/trunkWater deeply. Stake large shrubs or trees to prevent excess movement in strong winds.

    Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Rich organic soil that is somewhat loamy and drains well.
    Temperature About 20-25 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer

    Duranta Green uses

    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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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to plant Duranta?

    Consider the following points to plant Duranta
    1. To plant Duranta in pot, choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes.
    2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
    3. Fill the remaining pot with the same soil.
    4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure.
    1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for 4-6 hours a day.
    2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in.
    3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil.
    4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season.

    How to prune Duranta plant?

    Without pruning, Duranta plants grow out of bounds and take over paths, neighboring plants or even structures. Cutaway dead, damaged or diseased branches at the base of the tree. Remove old wood that no longer flowers. Use loppers for branches too large for the pruning shears. Prune overgrowth back to a pleasing shape and size. Remove the longest branches at the tree base to control height and spread. Cut off branches that grow close to the ground. Remove these branches at the trunk, leaving a clearing below the tree.

    What is Duranta plant?

    Duranta is a genus of flowering shrub belong to family Verbenaceae. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant and mostly for hedge purposes.

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