Gold Edge Skyflower

Duranta erecta 'Gold Edge'

This evergreen shrub is prized for its variegated green and gold foliage. In summer, light blue flowers appear followed by orange-yellow berries. Blooms may attract butterflies.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water frequently to keep soil moist, but not soggy.


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Botanical Pronunciationdoor-AN-tuh ee-RECK-tuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 4 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleRustic, Tropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Hedge, Poolside, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater frequently to keep soil moist, but not soggy.

Easily grown in evenly moist, well-drained soil. Best blooming in full sun. May be lightly trimmed to rejuvenate flowering. Feed monthly.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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