Duranta erecta ‘Alba’

Common Name – Duranta erecta ‘Alba’

Plant Identification

Genus:
Family: Verbenaceae
Species:
Plant type: Evergreen shrub
Variety:
Note: A fast growing shrub, Duranta erecta ‘Alba’ can become a large shrub and pruning in spring or summer may be necessary to keep it in bounds. Cascading 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.

Plant Images

Duranta erecta 'Alba'

Duranta erecta 'Alba'

Duranta erecta 'Alba'

Duranta erecta 'Alba'

Plant Descriptions

Fruit / flower: Cascading white flowers appear in late spring into autumn and fruit that turns yellow in late summer and autumn.
Colour: white flowers
Flowering time: spring to summer
Flower size:
Fragrance:
Height: 15 – 20 ft
Width: 10 – 15 ft
Foliage description: evergreen, broadleaf
Foliage colour: green

Plant Requirements

Light preference: Sun to part sun
Watering: Keep well watered
Temperature:
Soil requirements: does best in well-drained average soil
Fertilisation:
Pruning: Pruning in spring or summer may be necessary to keep it in bounds

Other Information

Insects: To date I am finding it free of insects.
Diseases:
Propogation:
Other notes:

My Experience:
I planted a firly large specimen in my back garden which is quite shaded. The good news is that it is thriving in this position and doing well and is rewarding me with a stunning display of the sweetest little sprays of white flowers all over. Really stunning! On the downside, it is quite “thorny”, so watch out if you plan to plant this that you plant in away from a high traffic area.

About the author: Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

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