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 Post subject: What plant is this?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:14 am 
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Hi All,

I have been growing this plant since spring and it has been one of my favorites. However, I have no idea what is and if it is an annual or perienial. It has purple flowers and yellow berries. Since it is in a very heavy cement pot, I was hoping to leave it outside during the San Antonio winter (moving it is a quite a challenge but I will if necessary).

Any idea what it is?

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 Post subject: Re: What plant is this?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:01 am 
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It's a duranta. It's a tropical or tender perennial in North Texas.

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 Post subject: Re: What plant is this?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:52 pm 
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Thank you so much! With the name I was able to get plenty of information. Based on what I have seen, I think this guy will be moving inside (or at least to the garage).

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/cemap/duranta/duranta.html


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 Post subject: Re: What plant is this?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:27 pm 
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I would agree with that.

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 Post subject: Re: What plant is this?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:57 am 
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Since the darn thing weighs over 100 pounds, I have decided to leave it outside and just cover it up on freezing nights. So far, so good. I have lost several leaves / flowers but I think the roots are still strong. Weird thing about San Antonio weather is it may approach freezing at night, but then be 60 by afternoon.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:59 am 
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That's Texas weather!

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I ended up having to move it inside during some 20 degree weather, but it's finally back outside. Looks like it has survived. Here is a photo taken this morning before the sun came up (just me and the coffee were awake).

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:50 am 
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The duranta definately survived the winter temps. It is still coming up nicely!

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