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Duranta repens/Brazilian Sky Flower

Duranta repens / Duranta repens
Small lemon-like fruit
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Small lemon-like fruit

Fruiting is best when plants are grown in full sunlight

Blue flowers precede the yellow berry-like fruit

Blue flowers in spring

Mature plant in bloom with a few yellow fruit

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Scientific Name: Duranta repens
Common Name: Brazilian Sky Flower
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Blue
Fruit present: Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: This shrub produces clusters of bright yellow berries and at the same time can be producing more blue flowers that are also quite showy. There are thorns hidden among the foliage.