Duranta Erecta, Skyflower, Golden Dew Drop, Pigeon Berry, Brazilian Sky Flower


Duranta Erecta

Common Names: Golden Dew Drop, Pigeon Berry, Brazilian Sky Flower

Light: Full Sun/Part Shade

Height: 5′ – 15′

Spacing/Spread: 4′ – 8′

Evergreen: Yes.

Color: Purple flowers, yellow fruit.

Interest: Mid summer to first frost.

Landscape Companions:

Texas Native: No, but particularly well adapted to central Texas and Austin.


Wildlife habitat: Provides food/shelter for bees, butterflies and birds.

Features: A fantastic evergreen shrub that will get quite big and will shower you with its beautiful very showy purple flowers until the first frost. Named a Texas Super Star.

Austin Native Landscaping: “There are a few Texas adapted evergreens that not only have a long period of profuse flowering but are also well adapted to both sun and part shade. Although Sky Flower will die to the ground after a hard freeze the plant is very easy to grow and practically maintenance free. In our design we install this plant in lonely large spots and as the largest element in a smaller flowerbed. Also works as an informal hedge in your landscape. You may prune it for your desired shape. Landscapers love its fast growing rate.”



Family: Verbenaceae (Pronounced – ver-be-NAY-see-ee)

Genus: Duranta (Pronounced – door-AN-tuh)

Species: Erecta (Pronounced – ee-RECK-tuh)

Propagation: Seeds, semi hard wood cuttings, layering

History: Skyflower is native to Mexico and South America. Considered invasive in a number of countries.


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8 comments… add one
  • Kris Norvig

    April 24, 2015, 8:45 pm

    Do you have the Brazilian skyflower for sale? If so, what size, and what price? I live in California. Thanks for any information you can provide. Best regards, Kris Norvig

    • Gary Holewinski

      October 25, 2017, 9:24 pm

      I live in Huntington Beach. I got mine at Walmart where I work.

  • Marie Segree

    March 18, 2017, 7:11 am

    I live in Florida and would like to buy the Golden Dewdrop Plants

  • David Richter

    April 4, 2017, 6:34 pm

    I am looking for one of the duranta erecta tree forms and have had absolutely no luck finding one. Anywhere. Can you direct me to a nursery that would have some?

    I had one last year but the cold killed it all the way to the roots. It was standing in a 4′ high rustic pot and all the neighbors, bees, butterflies and hummingbirds loved it.

    David Richter

    • Lois Conway

      April 24, 2017, 12:57 pm

      Just found a tree form golden dewdrop at Home Depot this weekend. I live at lake of the Ozarks in south central Missouri. Good Luck finding one.

  • Kristin

    August 5, 2017, 1:03 pm

    I bought mine at Lowes. Just put them in the ground, but am so excited to see them mature!

  • Bill Scott

    October 16, 2017, 6:09 pm

    This plant has been classified as an invasive species in certain locations and the fruit and foliage are highly poisonous.


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