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Gold Mound Duranta / Golden Dewdrop - Duranta erecta 'Gold Mound'
Gold Mound Duranta / Golden Dewdrop - Duranta erecta 'Gold Mound'

Verbenaceae Duranta Erecta Gold Mound

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Grows InZone 9B · 25° to 30° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToHeat
Flower ColorLavender
BloomsSpring Blooms, Fall Foliage, Winter Foliage, Spring Foliage, Summer Foliage
Foliage ColorYellow, Chartreuse
Average Height2' to 3'
Average Width2' to 3'
AttractsButterflies, Visual Attention, Songbirds / Birds
Additional Information About Gold Mound Duranta / Golden Dewdrop - Duranta erecta 'Gold Mound'

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Noteworthy Characteristics

Gold Mound Duranta lives up to its name producing spectacular golden foliage on low, dense, mounding shrubs. It also produces inconspicuous, small lavender flowers that the butterflies love, but it's the foliage that steals the show on this colorful plant. It is not a dwarf shrub however responds well to pruning so can be kept at a smaller size to 2.5 to 3' in height. This plant will tolerate light frosts fairly well though may suffer some minor damage to the newest leaves from a heavier frost. 


Where hardy outdoors, Gold Mound Duranta is useful as a colorful accent or filler in beds or borders, as a low to mid-size hedge, or in containers. Where not winter hardy, it can be used outdoors as an annual in beds or as a container plant that can be overwintered indoors or in a greenhouse when low temperatures drop below 40 degrees. 


USDA Zones : 9b-11

Plant Type:  Tropical Shrub
Height:  2-3' +
Width:  2-3' +
Sun / Light Needs:   Full Sun for best foliage color. Chartreuse in more shade.
Soil Type:  Well-drained
Water Needs:  Average to Low
Fertilizer Needs: 3 times a year with a granular plant food
Maintenance: Low to Medium
Flower Color:  Lavender
Bloom Season:  Summer
Fragrance:  None
Attracts:  Butterflies
Resistances:  Deer, Heat, Humidity, Drought
Salt Tolerance:  Moderate but not good for seaside plantings
Houseplant Usage: Can be overwintered indoors in cooler regions

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