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Purple Sky Flower Bush

Purple Sky Flower Bush

Regular price $6.00 USD
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Size

Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 4-15 feet
Spread: 4-8 feet
Flower Color: vibrant purple
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Description:

The Purple Sky Flower, scientifically known as Duranta erecta 'Purple', is a vibrant and versatile perennial shrub that has gained popularity for its lush foliage, striking purple flowers, and ornamental berries. Native to Central and South America, this plant is part of the Verbenaceae family and is a colorful addition to tropical and subtropical landscapes.

Growing to about 4 to 15 feet tall and 4 to 8 feet wide, the Purple Sky Flower forms a dense, bushy habit, making it an excellent choice for privacy hedges, screen plantings, or as a stand-alone specimen in the garden. The leaves are bright green, with some varieties exhibiting a hint of purple, especially under full sun exposure. From summer to fall, it produces small, tubular, vibrant purple flowers in clusters, which attract butterflies and other pollinators. Following the blooming period, the plant often bears ornamental, golden-yellow berries, which add further interest but should be noted as toxic if ingested.

Adapted to full sun to partial shade, Duranta erecta 'Purple' thrives in well-draining soil and is moderately drought-tolerant once established. It benefits from regular watering and fertilization during the growing season to support its vigorous growth and prolific flowering. Pruning is recommended to maintain its shape and encourage denser foliage.

In landscaping, the Purple Sky Flower is often used as a border plant, in foundation plantings, or integrated into mixed shrub borders for its continuous color and texture. It is also suitable for container gardening, where its dramatic foliage and flowers can be showcased on patios, terraces, and other outdoor living areas.

Overall, the Purple Sky Flower is a low-maintenance and highly decorative shrub, ideal for gardeners looking to add long-lasting color and visual interest to their landscapes. Its adaptability, vibrant blooms, and attractive berries make it a favored choice for a variety of garden styles and settings.

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