Duranta Erecta Thread

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I have seen very few "Golden Dewdrop" bonsai online and none yet in person.
I found this bush next to a friend's driveway, it was getting shaded out and slowing growth. So two summers ago, it was raining for about 3 weeks and the soil was waterlogged. I touch the plant, realized it was loose and pulled on it. It almost completely came out. I got an axe, chopped the main root and voila.

I thought I have pictures of it from its styrofoam grow box, but nope.
So these are the only pics I have of it.

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They seem to be indestructible. My first one came from my sons swimming pool about 6 years ago. He hated it and pulled it out of where it was gowing and threw it into a corner of his backyard in the full Florida sun.
About 4 days later he told me about it and I went to rescue it. I repotted it and about 2 weeks later it was full of new growth.
About 2 weeks ago we had a few hours of 30 degree F Which caused all the leaves to fall off and some branch tips to turn black. It has resumed growing again as of this AM.
 
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Wow, That is really nice.
I just picked up my second Duranta a few months. Not as good as yours but I'm excited about it.
Post some pics. Let's see it.

They seem to be indestructible. .
In the right climate I think you have to actually try to kill it for it to happen. Any pics of yours?
 
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Beware, Duranta is highly poisonous to pets and children!
I never knew that. But after another thread on here talking about it I read up a bit and was surprised to learn that.
They grow everywhere here. I don't think I have seen a school with these growing in the yard or in a pot somewhere. was quite surprised.

Fortunately, I have not had any problems with this plant besides the fact that mealy bugs cannot resist them.
 

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