Duranta Erecta


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.

Skyflower Details

  • Common Names: Golden Dew Drop, Pigeon Berry, Brazilian Sky Flower
  • Preferred Light Conditions: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Height: 5′ – 15′
  • Spacing/Spread: 4′ – 8′
  • Evergreen: Yes.
  • Color: Purple flowers, yellow fruit.
  • Interest: Mid summer to first frost.
  • Texas Native: No, but particularly well adapted to central Texas and Austin.
  • Wildlife habitat: Provides food/shelter for bees, butterflies and birds.

Plant Features

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