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Golden dew drop 'Gold mine'   

Duranta erecta

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Belonging to the Duranta genus (Duranta erecta 'Gold mine'), Gold mine is a variety of Golden dew drop. Leaves appear approximately as a   Android robot green and   Golden yellow colour.

Beautiful golden yellow and lime green variegated foliage. Drought tolerant, coastal garden tolerant.

Duranta suits all types of gardens; modern, contemporary, cottage, Mediterranean, oriental and tropical. They respond well to pruning making them ideal for both informal or formal screens and hedges; as well as for topiary or standard plants. They also grow easily in containers and will attract bees, butterflies and birds to your garden.

These exotic evergreens thrive in the humid and frost-free sub-tropical regions of the country and grow well at the coast. They are not suited to very dry areas, and in winter rainfall regions will require regular watering in summer. If they are planted in a warm and sheltered spot in the garden and the roots are mulched in winter, they will tolerate light to moderate frost, but the plants will shed their leaves. If moisture is adequate Duranta grow and flower best in full sun, but plants will take semi-shade. They prefer well-drained, moderately fertile soils but will adapt to most garden soils. Duranta are fast growing if watered and fertilised regularly.

Ornamental orange berries are produced after the flowering period — these are reportedly toxic to people and pets so take care around this plant. The leaves and bark are also reported to be toxic to cats and dogs.

Purple to slightly blue, sweetly fragrant flowers during summer

Suitable as a large and stout hedge

Position in full sun and prune after the flowering time to maintain shape and encourage vigour. In its natural environment, it grows in rocky/sandy soil

If left un-pruned it can reach 3m tall, but it can be clipped into any shape, and is generally kept +-1.5 to 2m tall and +-1 to 1.2m wide .It thrives in sun to semi-shade.

WARNING: Duranta erecta is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in tropical and subtropical gardens throughout the world, and has become naturalized in many places. It is considered an invasive species in Australia, China, and on several Pacific Islands. In South Africa, it is on the proposed declared invader list because it invades tropical and subtropical savanna, woodland, forest edges, riverbanks and other moist sites as well as ravines and hillsides.

This variety is an Ornamental that typically grows as an Evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Gold mine is known for growing with a shrub-like habit to a height of approximately 2.50 metres (that's 8.12 feet in imperial).

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Gold mine have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Gold mine

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately.

Growing Gold mine from seed

Transplanting Gold mine

Harvesting Gold mine

Other Names for Golden dew drop 'Gold mine'