Duranta erecta L.

Golden Dewdrop

Shrub to 5 m or so tall, sometimes scrambling, spiny. Leaves to about 6 cm long, ovate to obovate, long-pointed or blunt, entire or toothed; stalk to about 1.5 cm long. Flower clusters with numerous flowers. Corolla mostly lilac, occasionally white. Fruit about 1 cm wide, spherical, succulent, yellow. [D. plumieri Jacq., D. repens L.]

Tropical America

A popular garden plant of the tropics but will grow well in Melbourne's climate.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Verbenaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Hero image
Distribution map

Duranta erecta 'Alba'

Flowers white.

Duranta erecta 'Variegata'

Leaves white-variegated.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Verbenaceae
genus        Duranta L.