Duranta erecta o repens

Duranta erecta or repens is a rustic and compact shrub, evergreen, widely used for the realization of hedges. Resistant to maritime zones. Rapid growth.
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Duranta erecta: A Versatile Shrub for Your Garden


Duranta erecta, also known as Duranta repens, is a perennial shrub belonging to the verbena family. Native to warm regions of the Americas, this plant has captivated gardening enthusiasts worldwide due to its attractive foliage, flowers, and berries. Its history dates back to the natural beauty of tropical and subtropical America, where it thrives abundantly.


This fast-growing shrub is a gem for your garden. Its appeal lies in both its foliage and its flowering and berry production. The leaves are dense and relatively small, creating a lush effect. The flowers can vary in color, from purple and lilac to white, and are a spectacle in themselves. However, please note that the berries that follow the flowering are yellow and toxic, so be sure to keep them out of the reach of children and pets.


Duranta erecta is an easy-care plant, especially in warm climates. In these areas, it will bloom for much of the year. To keep it healthy and beautiful, consider the following tips:

- Location: Plant your Duranta in a sunny area or one with several hours of light per day to encourage more intense flowering.

- Fertilization: In spring, fertilize it with manure and use a flowering plant fertilizer. This will provide the necessary nutrients for its growth.

- Climate: Duranta is ideal for warm climates and also tolerates a certain degree of salinity, making it perfect for coastal areas.

- Watering: Monitor watering, avoiding excess water that could lead to fungal issues or root rot. Ensure the soil is well-draining.

- Pruning: Pruning is essential to maintain the shape of your Duranta. You can prune it to your preferences, whether as a neat hedge or as an exemplary shrub. In colder climates, pruning is best done in early spring.

Warning: When handling it, be aware that there are varieties with thorns and without thorns. Be sure to use gloves if your plant has thorns to prevent any injuries.

Duranta erecta is an outstanding choice to beautify your garden. Its flowers and foliage will add color and vitality to your outdoor space, and its easy care makes it a popular option for gardeners of all experience levels. Add this wonderful plant to your garden and watch it thrive with its natural charm!


Data sheet

Duranta erecta. Duranta repens. Golden dewdrop
South American, Mexico and Florida.
Between 5.00 and 2.50mtrs.
Green leaf and purpl, lilac or white flowers. Yellow berries.
Almost the whole year in warmer climates, and the yellow berries go out in autumn – winter.
Sun or partial shade
Moderate. Less tolerant to drought periods. Not soggy soils at all.
Hedges, windbreak, as a tree or specimen.
Sales format
Pot 17/20 cms
Medium temperature 15ºC to25 ºC. No frost tolerant. Min. recommended temp: -1ºC -6ºC the roots.
Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.

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