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Duranta repens 'Sheena's Gold' (Duranta, Pigeon berry)

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Plant description

duranta repens sheenas gold.

duranta repens sheenas gold

Duranta repens 'Sheena's Gold' is a tough, evergreen dense shrub with glowing golden foliage. It responds well to pruning and can be clipped to formal topiary shapes and is an excellent hedge choice. The bright yellow foliage is often used as a contrast to other garden plantings. It grows best in warm temperate to tropical areas. It will tolerate light frost, but it can burn the foliage. It is suitable for coastal planting, as it can cope with salt spray.

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.

The leaves and berries of Duranta are toxic.

Duranta repens is also known as Duranta erecta.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: mauve
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 6.0-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general fertiliser applied in spring.

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