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Duranta

Duranta spp.

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

2m

3m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Overview

Contains almost 30 evergreen, thorny shrubs or trees, originally from the southern states of the USA, Mexico and South America. They are characterised by fast growth and typically favoured for their attractive bicoloured flowers, which are purple and white, followed by spherical orange berries. Due to its prolific nature, it is considered invasive and treated as a weed in Australia. Widely cultivated as an ornamental species in tropical and subtropical garden locations worldwide, this genus is now naturally found in a wide range of places including China, South Africa and some Pacific Islands. In temperate climates, Duranta is best grown under glass.

Common problems

Propagation

Seed

Layering

Cuttings

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Hedge plant

Wind break

Autumn colour

Orange berries