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Duranta erecta ' Geisha Girl ', Golden Drew Drop, Sapphire Showers
DURANTA ERECTA 'GEISHA GIRL'
Sapphire Showers




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Durantas are also called "Golden Dew Drops." The name applies to the orange berries that appear on the plant after flowering. Not all varieties of Duranta will produce the berries. Durantas are easy to grow and bloom. They can also be trained in different shapes. Trimmed on a regular basis it will become a shrub. It can be grown on a trellis as a vine. Or shaped like a patio tree with only 1 trunk. If not trimmed it all it will form a round mound with weeping branches. A good trim is recommend once in a while, specially after the flowers to encourage bushiness. Durantas bloom on the new growth, therefore, with more branches you will get more flowers. Golden Dew Drops can grow anywhere from partial sun to full sun. The soil has to have good drainage. Fertilization should be done 3-4 times a year and a slow release fertilizer is preferable. Durantas can flower just about any time of the year but normally there are 2 nice flushes of flowers. One in the spring and the other in the fall. Golden Dew Drops are tropical plants but they can withstand temperatures in the low 30°s perhaps even in the mid 20's for short periods of time.


FAMILY : Verbenaceae
ORIGIN : Central America
TYPE/USES : shrub
SIZE : 7 feet on average
GROWTH RATE :
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full to partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : low 30's
FLOWER : most of the year
COMMENTS : attracts butterflies

 


 

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