Pigeon Berry (Duranta erecta 'Cuban Gold')

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Plant Habit:Shrub
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone:Zone 11
Plant Height:8 to 24 inches
Plant Spread:12 to 24 inches
Leaves:Unusual foliage color
Other: yellow leafed
Fruit:Other: golden
Flower Color:Blue
Bloom Size:Under 1"
Flower Time:Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations:Xeriscapic
Uses:Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances:Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Containers:Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Awards and Recognitions:Texas Superstar®
Other: Athens Select Variety (University of Geogia)
Conservation status:Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Posted by OldGardener (So Cal - Zone 10b) on Jul 10, 2014 2:38 PM

Some sites list it as zones 10, 11 and others as zones 8-10. Many sites show the height of the parent plant (10 feet or better) for this cultivar. That is wrong! This is an extremely dwarf Duranta with a max height of 24".

Frequently used as a front of border "hedge". May be pruned to shape but forms a neat mound unattended. Often paired with flowering trailers in baskets.

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