Flowers of Golden Dewdrop.
The blooms in early morning light ... shown in June.
Duranta Erecta aka "Sweet Memories"
The flowers are very small and occur on long strands that hang down. The fruit is small also. It was difficult to take a clear photo. The ruffled flower petals are edged with a thin band of white which stands out against the dark bluish purple color. Rare.
Beautiful purple flowers with white edges, pretty berries.
In late April, the Golden Dew Drop, Sky Flower, Pigeon Berry 'Sweet Memories' is blooming and still has a few ripened fruit as well as a few dried fruit (shown here).
This is a hummingbird moth on this duranta.
this is my 'happy, hanging onto summer' plant !!!
even the buds, with amazing kaleidoscope colors, captivates your attention
buds get darker as the blooming progresses - how cool is that !
this is one of the fist set of buds to emerge. see how they're a tad lighter in color then the 'older' bud?
the purple gets lighter in the sun but no less beautiful.
it grew from a 4" pot i planted in april to 4 1/2 ft now ( mid sept) the branches in this pic are about 5" in diameter
Hard to see the flowers, they are small but plentiful
Golden Dew Drop, Sky Flower, Pigeon Berry 'Sweet Memories' (Duranta erecta L.) เทียนหยดญี่ปุ่น
fragrant and easy to shape into a topiary ball
View of duranta growing as a small tree. Richmond TX, z9a, 11/22/2016