Duranta - Skyflower Indoor Bonsai Tree
Duranta repens variegata is a species of flowering shrub in the verbena family Verbenaceae, native from Mexico to South America and the Caribbean. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in tropical and subtropical gardens throughout the world, and has become naturalised in many places. Common names include Golden Dewdrop, Pigeon Berry, and Skyflower.
Duranta is a sprawling shrub or small tree. It can grow to 6 m (20 ft) tall and can spread to an equal width. Mature specimens possess axillary thorns, which are often absent on younger specimens. The leaves are typically light green, elliptic to ovate, opposite. The flowers are light-blue or lavender, produced in tight clusters located on terminal and axillary stems, blooming almost all year long. The fruit is a small globose yellow or orange berry. The leaves and berries of the plant are toxic is eaten in large quantities. Duranta is native to the Americas. In its natural state, it commonly grows in rocky or sandy coastal areas with full sun, or moister, disturbed sites inland.
Golden Dewdrop is widely grown as an ornamental plant throughout tropical and warm subtropical regions. Its showy flowers and fruit make it a desirable addition to gardens. There are a wide variety of cultivars available, including 'Alba', 'Aurea', 'Aussie Gold', 'Gold Mound', 'Geisha Girl', 'Sapphire Showers', and 'Variegata'. In Bonsai cultivation duranta is a very simple tree to care for and grows rapidly. The tree will need protection from frost and will make a perfect addition to any conservatory as a centrepiece. Keep outside in a south facing site or greenhouse in summer. Duranta will drink a lot of water when in full growth but will benefit from allowing it to become a little dry between watering. Keep on the dry side over winter or during colder periods.
A nice variegated foliage duranta and a great introduction to the species. A few little cuts to tidy up, in time this will refine really well. An interesting and unusual bonsai tree.
14" tall above it's bonsai pot. 20" wide overall. 6" diameter root flare.
Planted in a nice glazed stoneware bonsai pot.
The subject pictured is the EXACT plant we will send you. Appearance may vary depending upon the season.
In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.
Price including secure packaging and U.K delivery* £245.00
*Price includes delivery to any U.K mainland address (except Highlands and Islands).
Not available for shipping outside the European Union (ie: the USA). Importing plants without correct permissions can land you with a VERY big fine or prison time.
We do not provide cultural information for this tree other than the above (relevant to the UK climate only). Please ensure you have the skills and facilities to care for this plant in your location before you decide to purchase.
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