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
Flowers: Showy
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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