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Duranta erecta
(sold as Variegata)

Family: Verbenaceae

Common name: VARIEGATED GOLDEN DEW DROPS

Native to: Tropical America

Plant

Type: shrub

Forms: arching, clumping, erect, mounding

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 26 feet

Max width: 9.8 feet

Flower

blue/green, magenta/purple, violet, white/off white

Leaf

green, light, secondary color present

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, specific butterfly species

Plant features: evergreen, growth rate fast, toxic

Exposure: part shade, sun

Landscape uses: hedge or edging, screen

Fast growing

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f, zone 11 to +40 f, zone 12 above +40 f

Temp. range: +20 to above +40 °F

Water: regular

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