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The most common golden coloured hedge Duranta ‘Sheenas Gold’ is very useful to create colour contrast in a multi-hedge designed garden. Duranta (Duranta repens) is fast growing, drought tolerant and easy to maintain.  It has small leaves that form a dense low hedge. 


How to grow duranta in your garden

  1. Choose a place in the garden that gets full sun. Prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed.  Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  4. Mulch around the base with organic mulch such as bark chips, pea straw or sugar cane, keeping it away from the trunk.
  5. Feed occasionally with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.

     
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How to grow durantas in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that is at least twice the size of the selected plant. Place in a position in the garden that receives full sun.
  2. Fill the pot with a quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
  4. Position in a hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  5. Mulch around the base with organic mulch such as bark chips, pea straw or sugar cane, keeping it away from the trunk.
  6. Feed occasionally with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.

Growing tips

  • Make sure the soil is well draining.
  • Water regularly during establishment and longer-term rewater when the top soil dries out.
  • Prune regularly to maintain the desired shape.
  • Mulch well to keep soil moist.
  • The suggested planting interval is 2 per meter (50cm spacing).

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