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Duranta erecta 'Alba' /Brazilian Sky

Duranta erecta 'Alba'   / Duranta erecta 'Alba'
White flowers are produced from late spring into autumn
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White flowers are produced from late spring into autumn

Under good growing conditions it is makes a fast growing large shrub in a single growing season

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Scientific Name: Duranta erecta 'Alba'
Common Name: Brazilian Sky
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Medium
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
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Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Plant damaged by frost. With mild winters it could probably survive in the lower part of zone 7, if cut back severly before freeze and heavily mulched. Can become a large shrub and pruning in spring or summer may be necessary to keep in bounds. Cascading infloresence of white flowers appear in late spring into fall. Fruit that turns yellow in late summer and fall and white flowers may be present at the same time.