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Golden dew drop

Duranta erecta

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Belonging to the Duranta genus, Golden dew drop has a botanical name of Duranta erecta.

Drought tolerant. Works well as a bonsai, topiary/specimen, espalier, wind-break

A type of flowering ornamental / flower, it mainly grows as an evergreen plant - which means it retains leaves throughout the year.

Golden dew drop is known for growing with a bushy habit to a height of approximately 5.50 metres (that's 17.88 feet in imperial). This plant tends to bloom in mid summer.

Golden dew drop is a great plant to attract butterflies and birds to your garden.

Golden dew drop is known to be toxic to humans and/or animals, so be careful where you position and how you handle this plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Golden dew drop have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Golden dew drop

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Likes acidic-to-neutral, well-drained sandy/loamy soil. Apply a 10-10-10 slow-release fertilizer every three months during the growing season, starting in spring. Prune in late winter or early spring while it is dormant.

Remove up to one-third of the oldest branches to open up the canopy and increase the air-movement and sunlight penetration through the plant’s center. Cut out any broken, dead or diseased branches. Remove any branches that cross or rub against others. Cut back the tips of extremely long or scraggly branches to give the plant a rounded silhouette. Make each cut 1/4 inch above an outward facing lateral branch, growth node or trunk with a pair of pruning shears1. Be careful of sharp spines.

Cut back aggressive branches periodically throughout the growing season to maintain an aesthetically pleasing shape. Make each cut just above an outward facing leaf1.

Deadhead spent flowers throughout the blooming period to promote continued bloom production. Wait until the flower’s color fades and the petals begin to droop. Cut through the flower stalk at a point just above the second set of leaves below the bloom1.

Prone to spider mites, mealybugs, whiteflies, leaf spot, damping off.

Golden dew drop likes a position of full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 8 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Golden dew drop in loamy and sandy soil with a ph of between 5.6 and 6.0 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil. Keep in mind when planting that Golden dew drop is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date.

See our list of companion Plants for Golden dew drop to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Golden dew drop from seed

Transplanting Golden dew drop

As Golden dew drop is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out (around -12°C / 10°F as a guideline) - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

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Other names for Golden dew drop

Pigeon berry, Sky flower, Picotee Skyflower, Skyflower

Duranta repens, Duranta ellisia, Duranta plumieri

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