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Products > Duranta stenostachya
 
Duranta stenostachya - Brazilian Skyflower
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Verbenaceae (Vervains)
Origin: West Indies (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Lavender
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Duranta stenostachya (Brazilian Skyflower) - Grown for its summer flowers and ornamental fruit, this evergreen shrub grows to about 6 feet tall and wide. In the summer, clusters of blue tubular flowers appear followed by wonderfully contrasting orange-yellow berries. It does best in full sun with periodic deep watering - surprisingly drought tolerant for a plant from a subtropical region. It is hardy to about 20-25 degrees F. This selection has a smaller growing habit than D. repens - in ideal conditions it is 15 feet but in most gardens it is 4-6 feet tall.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Duranta stenostachya.