Golden Dew Drop (Duranta erecta 'Geisha Girl')

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Sapphire Swirl

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 1/4 inch Golden yellow berries. Toxic to mammals and humans.
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Purple petals with white margins.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Longwood gardens, PADate: 2015-08conservatory
By skylark
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Shrubs with blue flowers? by GreenMAC May 7, 2019 8:09 PM 8
Plant ID of the white flower please by pingapple Nov 2, 2016 6:58 AM 2
Duranta erecta - Cultivar ID? by Xeramtheum Aug 29, 2013 3:21 PM 4

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