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Duranta erecta

Pigeon berry

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height3m to 6m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Duranta erecta (Pigeon berry). This evergreen shrub is rather broad and bushy, the leaves are ovate to elliptical and dark green. The flowers will bloom in various colours of racemes in the summer. It will also produce small yellow fruits.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Skyflower, Golden dewdrop

Origin

Tropical America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

When grown under glass use a loam based potting compost, When grown outdoors grow in a moist, fertile well drained soil with full sun

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring or by root semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for mealy bugs, whitefly and red spider mites.

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