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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Duranta erecta - White Flowers

Scientific name: Duranta erecta
Synonyms: D. repens, D. plumieri, D ellisia

Common name: Golden Dewdrop, Honey Drops, Pigeon Berry, Skyflower 
Chinese names:
金露花 (jin lu hua - golden dewdrop) ,
假连翘 (jia lian qiao - false fuschia) ,
小本苦林盘 (xiao ben ku lin pan - little clusters in the forest?)

Indonesian name : Teh-tehan, Magelang, Sinyo Nakal

Family: Verbenaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Category: Ever-flowering scrambling shrub
Photo taken at: Rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama

For more details, read my NST article, Scrambling Charmer.

How to grow
Light : Full sun but it can tolerate some light shade
Soil : Moist, well-drained
Water : Regular, do not let soil become soggy or dry out
Prune : Regularly to maintain shape and height. Do not prune off flowers if you wish to let them develop into golden berries
Propagate : Seeds or semi-hardwood cuttings

Features : The flowers which have a mild vanilla fragrance attract many types of butterflies, birds, wasps, carpenter bees and honey bees. It is ever-flowering. 


  1. Kwiatki bardzo ładne, ale i owoce ciekawe i ładnym kolorze. Pozdrawiam.
    Flowers very nice, but the fruits of interesting and nice color. Yours.

  2. Giga, yes, the flowers look like exquisite jewels while the fruits are like the delicious, nutritious steamed chickpeas that are commonly sold by roadside vendors here in Malaysia.


Yay! You like flowers too.

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