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Duranta erecta 'Cuban Gold'

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

Synonym:Duranta repens
Synonym:Duranta plumieri

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Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender
Purple

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Variegated
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Veined

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive vossner On Nov 6, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I grow this as standards and as shrubs. wonderful plant. Mine are planted inground in bright shade. I've seen them grown in full butal TX sun.

Regional...

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

Channel Islands Beach, California
Pinellas Park, Florida
Beaumont, Texas
Houston, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Spring, Texas



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