Duranta as a border

bfaskeMarch 29, 2013

Does anyone have any experience growing duranta as a border plant in Central Texas? I love the bright green/yellow leaves that make a bed pop! I believe the one in the picture is called Cuban Gold and may be a dwarf variety. The picture is also probably from Florida. But what about here in Texas?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

I have Duranta 'Gold Mound' which is similar color. The leaves turn dark in the winter when they are burned by frost. It's not pretty when that happens and sort of looks like spinach going bad. The gold leaves are returning now but I wouldn't put it in a highly visible spot. Duranta is borderline hardy and a very cold winter could kill it.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 4:24PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Is your Satsuma loaded this year?
Mine isn't, but there's one pictured on the Texas gallery...
roselee z8b S.W. Texas
Lady Banks on roof
Lady Banks, Old Blush, and Mermaid (not yet blooming)...
Do you use sprinkler, sprinkler system or soaker hoses?
I used to have a sprinkler system around my foundation...
Your best all around plant.
What has been your best all around plant that you can...
An awesome surprise!
We had made a giant tee pee in the atrium to cover...
ravencajun Zone 8b TX
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™