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Duranta erecta (Golden dewdrop, Pigeon berry)

Duranta erecta

Botanical Name:    Duranta erecta

Common Name(s):    Golden dewdrop, Pigeon berry

Family:    Verbenaceae

Genus:    Duranta

Species:    Erecta

Plant Type:    Evergreen shrub

Height:    5-10 ft (1.5-3 m)

Spread:    5-10 ft (1.5-3 m)

Bloom Time:    Seasonal bloomer

Bloom Color(s):    light-blue or lavender

Leaves:    light green

Range:    South America

Description

Duranta erecta (golden dewdrop, pigeon berry) is a species of flowering plant in the Verbenaceae family. It is native to South America. It is an evergreen shrub that grows to 5-10 ft (1.5-3 m) tall and wide, The leaves are opposite and whorled, light green, papery, ovate to lanceolate, 2-6.5cm and 1.5-3.5 cm broad. Flowers in axillary and terminal racemes. The flower are light-blue or lavender, with five petals. blooming almost all year long. It prefers in full sun or semi-shade, and moist, fertile, well-drained soils.

How to Grow

Sun:    Full sun

Water:    Medium

Soil:    Moist, fertile, well-drained soils

Propagation:    Cuttings