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Questions About Duranta Plants

Asked by
Estherbry on
March 18, 2015
Central Mississippi

Q. My Duranta got frostbitten this winter

What to do to rejuvenate? The leaves are dead. Do I prune or cut back? I’ll appreciate your suggestions!

Answered by
shelley on
March 18, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Cold damaged plants can be watered and given a boost of liquid fertilizer to help aid in their recovery.

You can prune cold injured plants and the article below will give you specific guidelines on how to do so, but be sure to do so only in spring or inside your home.

For more information on saving cold injured plants and for tips on pruning cold injured plants:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

For more information on the care of duranta plants, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

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Asked by
colzie on
April 16, 2015
Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa.

Q. pruning Duranta erecta

My plant has grown too big for the area it is planted in. It flowers prolifically and I am scared to prune it in case it stops flowering. Should I prune in a specific month or can I do it now, in April?

Answered by
shelley on
April 16, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Duranta should be pruned in late winter or early spring. Minimal pruning is recommended for Durantas. Duranta's bloom on both old and new wood so any pruning you do should not impact the blooms too significantly.

Prune away any dead or damaged branches, old wood that no longer flowers and any overgrowth to maintain the size shrub you desire.

For more information on the care of duranta plants, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

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Asked by
ccowboys8 on
April 16, 2015

Q. duranta

I have a duranta standard in a 2.0 pot. It was broken off right at the potting soil but the stem has growth on it with some leaves. Will the plant continue to grow or will I need to do something else to it to save it?

Answered by
shelley on
April 16, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

The Duranta sends up new shoots every spring, which will then flower.

For more information on the care of duranta, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

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Asked by
Keely on
May 31, 2015
Idk my zone I live in Scituate R.I.

Q. Will Duranta come back to life

We moved and it was left at previous home in garage. When I brought it to new house, I changed to a larger pot, gave plant food and hoping for the best. It was left at previous address from December to now and when it seemed to die off, I thought it was a plant that comes back so I tucked it away.

Answered by
shelley on
May 31, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

The Duranta is considered an annual in all plant hardiness zones except for 8-11 (Rhode Island is 5b to 7a). So, it must be over-wintered indoors. It can be brought inside as house plant or taken into a garage and set into dormancy until the next spring as you have done. It's hard for me to judge whether it will come back to life as I don't know it's current state. The best thing you really can do at this time is put it back outside and heed to its care plan, which can be found in the following article:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 14, 2015

Q. Sky Flower Patio Tree/Duranta repens

I have the above named plant and would like to plant it in a 12 inch wide planter on the north side of the house. It would be somewhat protected in winter. Is on a drip water supply. I also have a Eugenia groomed with balls on the branches. I would like to plant in the same area. Would this be okay or do they need to be in full sun? I do have active deer in the area so against the house could put a mesh deer fencing easily to protect them. This is a lattice back covering and under deck area not against the house itself.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 15, 2015
Certified Expert
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The duranta needs full to part sun. It's also likely going to need overwintering inside. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

Eugenia do best in full sun, though may tolerate partial shade in warmer climates. Also, they cannot tolerate temps below 30 degrees F., so this too may need overwintering inside.

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Asked by
phyllis ponvert on
January 1, 2016
5/6

Q. Duranta

I have a Duranta in the form of a small tree, about 3 1/2 ft tall. I live in Michigan and brought it inside for the winter. It is in a large sun room with plenty of light but not much direct sun as it’s winter. It is healthy, not blooming now, but is losing some leaves. Should I be concerned? Is that normal? Should I fertilize it in the winter? What kind of fertilizer should I use?

Thank you for help and suggestions!

Phyllis Ponvert
Ann Arbor Michigan

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 2, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Most likely the plant is not receiving enough light. You can add supplemental light to help the plant through the darker winter days.
Also make sure you are not overwatering.
Check the soil before watering, it's best to avoid watering on a schedule.
Do not fertilize until the plant begins actively growing again.

Here is a link to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

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Asked by
sheila74prince on
July 14, 2016
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Q. Duranta plant

I have a Duranta plant that I received last year and it was in full bloom when I received it. I brought it inside when it got cold and watered it during the winter. Now it has lots of green foliage but no blooms. It looks super healthy but it has not bloomed. How can I get it to bloom?

Answered by
LuvaLeigh on
July 15, 2016
A.

Duranta have a few specific needs in order to produce blooms. The article below gives great information on caring for your plant;
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

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