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Duranta erecta 'Sheena's Gold'

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Duranta (door-AN-tuh) (Info)
Species: erecta (ee-RECK-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sheena's Gold

Synonym:Duranta repens
Synonym:Duranta ellisia
Synonym:Duranta plumieri

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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By RosinaBloom
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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive RosinaBloom On Feb 20, 2014, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

Potted Duranta 'Sheena's Gold' is an attractive shrub with golden foliage which has lavender blue flowers followed by long lasting berries. It requires full sun to attain its beautiful golden colour, will grow in semi shade, and likes good drainage. Prune as required as it can reach up to 3m tall and 2m wide. Suitable for hedging, a great feature plant, and can be grown in tubs to good effect.

Positive MotherNature4 On Dec 10, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I've had the same experience, but have only been growing it for a year. It is mostly in the sun, but never seems to bloom. The foliage is worth growing it for, and it roots easily.

Positive budgielover On Apr 3, 2006, budgielover from Pinellas Park, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Love this plant. It has never bloomed for me in 3 yrs but it would be insignificant in contrast to the foliage. This plant is worth growing just for the foliage. Roots from cuttings. Does require trimming to keep from getting leggy.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida
Guyton, Georgia

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