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Questions About Duranta Plants

Asked by
Caterpillar1960 on
June 29, 2017
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Q. Duranta when does it flower??

I asked a simple question and what I got was a “go to this website” answer, which tells all about care of a duranta but not when I can expect to see flowers. So no, that was not helpful.

AGAIN: I brought it in during the winter and it is now June, it’s outside again, and there is tons of new growth on it, but no signs of flower buds. When can I expect it to flower, if it’s even going to?

Anyone?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 30, 2017
Certified Expert
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The flowers are produced in tight clusters located on terminal and axillary stems, blooming almost all year long. In the case of the plant moving from indoors to outdoors you should have blooms throughout the growing season.

We offer articles that help you with general care information, this will aide you in getting your plant to flower.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 9, 2017

Q. Duranta plant

My duranta plant is potted in a large pot. It has gotten very tall yet it has stopped blooming. Do you have any suggestions of what I might feed it so it will bloom again? We live in TN. zone 9.
I would so appreciate your advice
Heidi Addlestone

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 11, 2017
Certified Expert
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Duranta plants bloom on new growth, so pruning could help the plant rejuvenate its blooms. A 15-15-15 fertilizer, applied according to package directions, is recommended to promote blooms during the growing season.

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Asked by
cherylgorham on
August 13, 2017
Mentor, OH

Q. Duranta

Hi. I purchased a Duranta at the start of the spring and fell in love with the delicate flowering branches. I live in Ohio and as you can imagine, the climate is varying and our winters can be harsh. As I said, I love this shrub/tree and have seen it classified as both an annual and perennial. Can I do something to save it for years to come or was this just a summer romance?

Thanks,
Cheryl Gorham
cherylgorhanm@aolcom

Answered by
MichiganDot on
August 14, 2017
A.

Duranta is a tropical plant and will not survive an Ohio winter. However, you have some options including bringing it inside if you have a large container. Here is this website's info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

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Asked by
art4cheri on
September 15, 2017
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Q. Duranta repens

I just purchased 3 duranta repens. I live in zone 8a. I plan to plant them outdoors with plenty of sun. Here are my questions.
1. Will I need to protect them from frost?
2. Are they deer resistant?
3. How large will they grow?
Thanks

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 15, 2017
Certified Expert
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In your area, they are treated as an annual. They will not survive a frost. You may either bring them indoors, or let them die off outside. It is always best to assume that deer and rabbits will eat your crops. There are things they should not eat, that I have witnessed them destroy. And ,lastly, they will grow about 10 feet tall! Here is an article with more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

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Asked by
b.williams on
October 23, 2017
El Paso, Texas

Q. Duranta Plant not blooming

I live in El Paso and 2 Years ago I bought a Duranta Plant which had beautiful Flowers. The next year and this year I had a nice bush, but no flowers.
How can I get my Duranta Plant to bloom?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 23, 2017
Certified Expert
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It could be that they need some fertilization. Use an all-purpose fertilizer at least once per year. It could also be a pH issue, which can be solved easily with some dolomitic lime added to the top of the soil. Here is an article for more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

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Asked by
DGregg001 on
December 1, 2017
New Smyrna Beach, FL

Q. Duranta Sapphire Showers

I live in Florida and planted my duranta in the yard. It bloomed well throughout the summer. It now has black spots on the leaves and is starting to drop some leaves. What do I need to do for this plant to continue growth and stay healthy?

Answered by
DLarum on
December 2, 2017
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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 2, 2018

Q. DURANTA GOLDEN DEW DROP TREE

Do you have to trim this tree? My husband does not want to have to trim the tree. We live in Leesburg, Florida and I believe it is zone 9b, not sure. We have a 6ft. fence at the back of our yard, which we are actually trying to hide the RV Storage Lot behind our house and the fence does not hide the tops of all of these campers. Very ugly view. Is there another short tree you would recommend that would grow and hide our view. We do not like evergreen bushes or trees. We did have cedar trees which got to large and started splitting on the trunk. The trees will receive all day sun. Fred doesn’t want to have to trim or get on a ladder if possible. We are getting up in age. Thank you for taking the time to help us. Sincerely, Louan Warner

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 3, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Duranta Golden Dewdrop doesn't necessarily need to be pruned, but it does get quite large if it isn't pruned, and pruning can improve its appearance:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/duranta/care-of-duranta-plants.htm

There are many options for privacy screen plants for Florida, that can hide the view of the storage lot. The following articles will provide some options:
http://craven.ces.ncsu.edu/files/library/25/Plants%20for%20Screens%20and%20Large%20Hedges.doc

A row of clumping bamboo might be a good option, because they don't need to be pruned. Clumping bamboos are the types that don't spread underground- avoid running bamboo varieties, because they do spread aggressively and require a lot more maintenance:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/bamboo/caring-for-bamboo-plants-in-your-garden.htm

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