Duranta erecta

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Botanical name:- Sapphire Showers, Duranta erecta

  • 50cm-70cm
  • 70cm-100cm
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Scientific nameDuranta erecta “Sapphire Showers”
Common nameSapphire Showers
Temperature requirement25-35 °C
LightFull sun
WateringWater everyday &keep moist
PestsWhite fly
Pet friendlinessToxic to pets and humans
Maximum plant height450-760 cm
Potting mixPotting soil/Red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage&repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply Manure for first 15 days and NPK for next 15 days
Pruning & trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
Flower color & seasonBluish-purple
DescriptionThe Pigeon Berry is a popular shrub that grows vigorously some 4 metres high and almost as wide. It originates from tropical America and northwards to the dry climates of California. Frequently sold as D. repens it is particularly successful in regions, where it is usually planted to make a hedge. Evergreen leaves are serrated, glossy and have a lush impact with their rich green colour. They are arranged oppositely along slender branches that may sometimes have a few thorns. Variegated cultivars are frequently grown and savoured for resisting sun without their white margins getting burnt. The bright yellow leaves of Duranta erecta ‘Aurea’ are highly ornamental. It is therefore also known as Golden Dewdrop. In summer, both cultivars and the species have lilac or lavender flowers with white edges that appear in loose, drooping clusters to attract butterflies. They are gradually replaced by pea-sized berries that attract the eye with their bright orange splendour; they also emit a pleasant vanilla scent. Apart from good drainage, they do not demand much, tolerating an average soil and both full sun and partial shade. Light frosts are tolerated to about –6 °C. With its weeping shape, it makes a good specimen when mature. The species is easily multiplied by seeds, and the varieties may be propagated by cuttings. Maintenance is low, if a freely growing shrub is required: occasional cutting back may be required. If cut into a hedge, care should be taken to provide a slant, so that light reaches the lower branches, keeping them green.

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