This species, with dense, slightly pendulous branches, can reach
15-20 ft (4.5-6 m) if trained to a single-trunked tree.
The flowers are a pale mauve-blue with darker streaks on the two
lower petals and a cream eye, The fruits are1/2 in (12 mm) llong,.
The cultivar Variegata has cream-edged leaves.
The white-flowered Alba has almost entire leaves.
Flowering colors: Blue, Mauve, White
Cultivation:Duranta species are vigorous,
Grow in a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.
They can be trained to become small trees or kept cut back as
shrubs; they make useful hedges.
Propagate from seed or cuttings.
They may be bothered by whiteflies.