Duranta Gold

R40.00

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Description

  • Duranta gold is a small to medium-sized evergreen shrub that has bright yellow foliage when grown in full sun, but turns lime-green if grown in dappled shade.
  • They are best suited to a full position
  • Loose sprays of powder-blue flowers appear sporadically in spring and summer on the tips of branches.
  • Ideal for contrast planting in the mixed shrub border or as a clipped specimen in formal settings. The ideal compact plant for patios and planting in containers.
  • It is frost tender. It is also a good container plant for the patio.
  • Planting: Dig a hole 60cm square and deep. Mix two thirds of the topsoil with one third compost in the bottom of the hole, add one cup of bone meal or superphosphate and mix well.
  • Watering and feeding; Water when dry and feed during spring with a general fertiliser Eg: Multifeed classic or Wonder 2.3.2. Slow release fertilizers help encourage prolific flowering and fruiting
  • Pruning: Prune to shape. It is an excellent topiary subject.
  • This compact plant is perfect for low hedges.
  • It is the ideal compact plant for patios and planting in containers.
  • Duranta gold is a very easy to maintain shrub
  • It is important to water frequently while the plant is establishing. Water requirements after establishments are low, watering just enough to keep the soil moist and more during times of drought.
  • Some renewal pruning is necessary to keep a nice shape.
  • Duranta propagation is fairly easy using a piece of the woody limb (hardwood cutting) taken in the summer. Dip the end of each piece into rooting compound and plant. Roots will establish fairly quickly. Seeds are also available and also seem to do well.

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