Golden Dewdrop, Pigeon Berry, Skyflower, Angels-whisper,duranta,
Duranta repens, Duranta repens L., Duranta ellisia Jacq.
Duranta plumieri Jacq.
Tropical area, INDIA
Seed Collection period
Evergreen, Ornamental shrub
Plant Average Height
Duranta erecta is an evergreen, variable shrub or small tree, up to 1-3mt. in height, with drooping branches usually armed with spines. The branches are 4 - angled, with oval or ovate-elliptic leaves, smooth textured, bright green or variegated in colour, and 1.5 to 8 cm long. Flowers appear nearly throughout the year and are borne in profusion in panicles or loose racemes, light blue, blue-violet, lavender, purple in colour. The berries are glossy, orange-coloured and globose. The bark is light gray, becoming rough and fissured when old. The yellow or yellow-orange fleshy fruits are ellipsoidal with five lobes and grow in hanging clusters. This plant requires acidic soil for better growth. This plant can be propagated by dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets), From leaf cuttings, From woody stem cuttings, From softwood cuttings, From semi-hardwood cuttings, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse, seed can also direct sow after last frost.