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Duranta erecta Golden dewdrop Duranta Verbenaceae

Duranta erecta, Golden dewdrop, duranta


Duranta erecta, Golden dewdrop, duranta

This species, with dense, slightly pendulous branches, can rDuranta erecta, Golden dewdrop, duranta	each 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. Duranta erecta, Golden dewdrop, duranta
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.