Duranta Golden Edge - Plant
Description for Duranta Golden Edge
In the summer, cascading clusters of blue tubular flowers appear followed by wonderfully contrasting orange-yellow berries. This variegated form has creamy-yellow margins around the one inch long serrated leaves. In mild climates this plant can be in flower nearly year round with flowers and fruit appearing at the same time.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Golden Edge Dewdrop, Skyflower||White, Blue, Lavender||Indeterminate||5 to 8 feet.||Easy.|
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 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.
|Full Sun, Partial Sun||Well drained||Drought Tolerant, Average Water||About 20 to 25 degrees F.||Slow -fertilizers help encourage prolific flowering and fruiting.|
Caring for Duranta Golden Edge
Typical uses of Duranta Golden Edge
Ornamental use: 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.