This plant has no fragrance
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Duranta erecta is a sprawling shrub or infrequently a small tree and was introduced into gardens for its excellent hedging properties. It is no longer cultivated for a number of reasons, including the fact that the sharp thorns make pruning difficult. It has also been noted as a plant that has the potential to be invasive in South Africa, and the berries are poisonous to humans and pets. New varieties like Duranta ‘Sheena's Gold' have replaced Duranta erecta in garden and landscape use with beautiful golden foilage.
Common problems with Duranta
Generally problem free
How to harvest Duranta
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Duranta
Sow seed in situ as soil warms up in spring time.
Semi-ripe cuttings can be rooted with bottom heat in summer time.
Special features of Duranta
Attracts birds that feed on the berries.
Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees when in flower.
Plant reacts well to pruning, making it a good plant for creating hedges.
Flowers are sky-blue, purple or blue sometimes with white border.