Stephanie C
Stephanie C
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  • Deer Park, TX
Asked on Jul 15, 2012

Can someone identify this plant for me?

Mike CareyAnzengStaci
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It's a small bush with light green leaves - kinda of leggy and at the end of each branch is a small cluster of lavender flowers.  This I know that it is not a plumaria bush.
It's a small bush with light green leaves - kinda of leggy and at the end of each branch is a small cluster of lavender flowers. This I know that it is not a plumaria bush.
This is the bush in full.  It's over 2 years old.
This is the bush in full. It's over 2 years old.
19 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 16, 2012

    I can't really make out the flowers that well, but it looks like plumbago to me.

  • Becky H
    on Jul 16, 2012

    Question: In photo 2 - do those little orbs (drooping below the one bloom) appear before, or after, the blooms? How long have you had this plant?

  • Stephanie C
    on Jul 16, 2012

    The little orbs appear before the flowering blooms. I have had this plant for 2 years and this is the first time for it to bloom. I do know that it is not a plumbago.

  • Lou B
    on Jul 16, 2012

    Looks like a Duranta Repens so me.....common name Golden Dewdrop.. After the flowers drop, does it then have golden berries at the end of branches. There are several different types of Duranta.

  • Pam
    on Jul 16, 2012

    Yes, I have 3 and it does make golden berries. I planted them in large pots last year and they didn't make any nflowers until we started having rain showers everyday. Now mine are beautiful. I can't remember the name, but it's the same as in the above photo. One has light purple flowers and tge other 2 are light and dsrk purple like above.

  • Pam
    on Jul 16, 2012

    It's duranta erecta, golden dewdrop.

  • Stephanie C
    on Jul 16, 2012

    Possibly is. Although the blooms are not within the stem but just on the end of each stem.

  • Becky H
    on Jul 17, 2012

    Ah Lou B...............that's where I was going w/my questions. It looks like a Golden Dew Drop to me too. The blooms are at the end of the stem, form little round seed pods that turn golden.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 17, 2012

    Oops! But put me in the Duranta camp now.

  • Vivian S
    on Jul 17, 2012

    What a perfectly charming little bush. I assume it is for more tropical zones since I've seen nothing like it before.

  • Stephanie C
    on Jul 18, 2012

    I believe it is a golden dew drop - Duranta erecta. Yes that is it. Thank you all!

  • Stephanie C
    on Jul 23, 2012

    Resolved - Thank you!

  • The duranta is a beautiful plant, and I love it because it doesn't require a lot of fuss. I have one that is 6 ft tall in San Antonio which recently put out the golden seed pods.

  • Barbara Valenti
    on Jul 10, 2015

    I actually thought it looked like a Mexican Heather? Go figure...

  • Nancy Gleich
    on Jul 10, 2015

    It's a toad lily.

  • Nancy Gleich
    on Jul 10, 2015

    No it's not.

  • Staci
    on Mar 28, 2016

    It is a duranta repens or duranta erecta, commonly known as skyflower, pigeonberry (because of the fruit) or golden dewdrop. Varieties vary having white flowers or light purple (geisha girl) to a deep purple (sapphire showers).

  • Anzeng
    on Jul 12, 2016

    Durantas comes in 3 varieties here. One with the dark green leaves that bears either purple or white flowers. The other has an almost apple green leaves with purple flowers. The 3rd is with a variegated (with white rimed leaves), bears purple flowers.

  • Mike Carey
    on Jul 13, 2016

    I believe it a Lavender Shrub. I just bought one also. Can't find the tag. Going to ask the nursery where I bought it in Michigan, Massab Acres.

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