Growing Gold Mound Duranta Plants

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Growing and caring for Gold Mound Duranta plants requires planting them near full sun to partial shade. Learn how to grow Gold Mound Duranta plants in this free video on gardening. View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi, I'm Stan De Freitas, "Mr. Green Thumb," for On Gardening. This plant is a golden Duranta. It's a Golden Mound Duranta, and like some of the larger ones, this one's going to have a nice little flower. Now the other Duranta's normally come up with a real dark blue-purple flower. This one's going to be a little bit lighter, but also when you look at the foliage, it's a little bit lighter as well. The lighter the foliage, sometimes the lighter the bloom. In this one of course, you also get besides that little light kind of bloom, you're going to get a little yellow seed, and that's where it comes up with the name of the golden dewdrop sometimes. Now, that's a larger one than this we typically think of as the golden dewdrop, but this would be a dwarf golden dewdrop; could still be in that, still in the same family. Remember, near full sun; will take partial shade. Make sure that you fertilize it about every two to three months in a good fertilizer; maybe a time-released, and make sure that you keep it moist, and don't let is get too dry. Because if it gets too dry, you'll start getting some burn on some of the edges of the foliage. Great plant, nice landscape plant, good conversation plant. For On Gardening, I'm Stan De Freitas, "Mr. Green Thumb."