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Duranta repens is a tough, evergreen dense shrub that grows to 4 metres tall and wide, with pendulous purple sprays of flowers followed by round orange berries. It responds well to pruning and can be clipped to formal shapes and hedges. It grows best in warm temperate to tropical areas. The flowers attract birds and butterflies.
Duranta is an easy care plant that is rarely troubled by pests or diseases. It copes well on most soil types. Does well in full sun and part shade.
This plant can become invasive and weedy, as it self seeds readily.
The leaves and berries of Duranta are toxic.
Duranta repens is also known as Duranta erecta.
Flower colour: purple mauve
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butteflies and birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.0-7.5
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.