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Purple Skyflower

Duranta erecta

Mature Height*: 

3-6 ft

Mature Width*: 

2-5 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone Range:

9 to 11

Hardy to: 

30°F

Water Requirements: 

Moderate Water

Shade Requirements:

Partial Shade, Shade

Native to:

West Indies, Central and South America

This upright and spreading shrub is a great addition to containers and to landscape plantings. It remains evergreen here in the Southwest and will produce beautiful racemes of purple blossoms on its arching stems. The long lasting blossoms are followed by golden yellow fruits which add to the ornamental appeal of this plant. It will take well to pruning and can also be trained into a small tree.

*Height and width estimated for growth in the Tucson, AZ area. True sizes may vary.