The Golden Dewdrop is a shrub that can grow up to 15 feet tall. It has small, white flowers that bloom in the summer and fall, and its leaves are a deep green color. The Golden Dewdrop is native to Mexico and Central America, and it is often used as an ornamental plant in these regions.
How to care:
Duranta plant prefers a full sun location and moist but well-drained soil, but it will tolerate some shade, albeit with reduced flowering and a lankier growth habit. In cold-winter zones, it is very easy to grow as an annual, since the plant will die back to the ground each winter. In warm-winter zones where it grows as a perennial, some additional care is needed—especially some annual pruning to keep the plant tidy and well-shaped.
The Golden Dewdrop needs regular watering during the growing season, but the soil should be allowed to dry out between watering.
Fertilize the Golden Dewdrop once a month during the growing season.
The Duranta prefers warm temperatures and can tolerate some heat. It is not tolerant of cold temperatures.
Prune the plant as needed to shape it and remove any dead or damaged branches.
The Golden Dewdrop prefers well-drained soil.
The Golden Dewdrop can be propagated by seed, cuttings, or division.
Aphids, whiteflies, and mealybugs can all be a problem for the Golden Dewdrop. These pests can be controlled with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
The Golden Dewdrop is susceptible to root rot and powdery mildew. These diseases can be controlled with fungicidal soap or neem oil.
The Golden Dewdrop is often used as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscapes. It can also be used as a hedge or screen.Dewdrop blooms on and off year round, making it an outstanding and showy shrub.
- single yard specimen
- anchor for a butterfly garden
- along a walk or drive
- entryway accent
- lining a fence
- around a patio for privacy or shade
- accent in a mixed bed
- backdrop for smaller plants
- as a sheltering shrub near a birdbath
- in pairs flanking each side of a gate or driveway entrance