one day i will give up and only grow hardy stuff and not have to worry about it........one of these days...... My golden mound grew to about 4 feet tall untill the killer freeze last January. No, no thorns.. Tracks, that sure looks like it but again there are so many varieties. I don't know what I did wrong but whenever I see it now- I stare wondering what they are doing that I didn't. Easily grown in well-drained soils, in full sun to part shade. i plan on keeping mine trimmed but i've seen some pretty big ones around here, none as big as yours though! Nandina- Compacta, Domestica, Firepower, Shrub, Cold Hardy, liner, Gallon, quality i've since learned that a lot of plants i had there would have been ok up here, but oh well! i wonder if it could be a little Clusia. Attracts:  Butterflies Uses. Duranta Basics You can grow golden dewdrop in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 11, although it will die back in winter in USDA zone 8. USDA Z9 - Cold Hardy to 20 to 30 (F) The species may be propagated by seed. Root hardy, attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Very nice! Anyway, long story short, DH is from New Orleans. Therefore, ‘Gold Mound’ is best enjoyed here as an annual, planted when the weather warms in the spring, enjoyed until the first frost, then pulled up and discarded. I just read today that periods of transition between "La Nina" and "El Nino" traditionally bring colder winters to tropical areas. Grows best in zones 5A to 9B with average water needs and a lot of sun. She had each plant trimmed into a perfect little round topiary. The Gold Mound Spirea is a fabulous easy-care shrub that brings bright golden foliage to everyone, no matter how cold your garden is. Duranta is a native of the Caribbean tropics and is not particularly cold hardy, most Northwest Florida winters knock it back hard, if not outright killing it. They show some tolerance for full shade, but foliage shows colour best in a sunny spot. Well, my DH owns an agricultural laboratory and I hold a commercial pest control license. Bloom Season:  Summer Although all these plants were presented as 'Gold Mound' and had the gold foliage characteristic of that variety, the labels referred only to a generic Duranta so it's possible that the differences are, at least in part, attributable to different genealogy. Stock Number: 57500 Availability: In Stock ... HT - Hardy Temperate: winder hardy at least to Zone 7 or to Zone 6 ; ... a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. It is however not a true bamboo. After looking at yours- I truly feel like a failure! Width:  2-3' + I have "alba" that goes about 7 ft and a yellow green duranta that I have trained as a standard that is about 8 ft. My DH doesn't like that plant, though, so I let the Duranta crowd it out. It is typically a shrub or large bush in comparison to Clusia rosea. They can make a neat petite hedge. Plants are reliably cold hardy in middle zone 9 and south. At least I have a clue now and can watch what happens. Duranta: Gold Mound Latin Name: Duranta erecta. Maintenance: Low to Medium Here is a picture of purple firespike growing over the duranta. I would love to show you mine, but I had to pull it all when it started a long, slow walk to death! This product is temporarily out of stock. Gold Mound Duranta will mature at five feet, tall enough to help hide the neighbor's trash bins and utility meters on the side of the garage. Because of their long period of flowering during the warm season, these plants make good summer annuals in colder parts of the Coastal Southeast. As are several areas on this property, this one was weeks of rehabilitation. Where not winter hardy, it can be used outdoors as an annual in beds or as a container plant that can be overwintered indoors or in a greenhouse when low temperatures drop below 40 degrees. I planted a row of them in front of a hedge of podocarpus for come height & color contrast. Attracts Butterflies. Which means, we have this gas thingy which is meant for crab boils, etc. And so on. I picked this up last week in Homestead for 3 bucks just because I saw so many golden mounts at various homes in the area. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. Not as hardy as Duranta erecta; seems to require more heat. Plant Type:  Tropical Shrub What makes GardenerDirect.com different from any other site out there? Incredibly beautiful and virtually carefree! Here is how mine started.......... Yes~ that is exactly how mine looked before it got brown and yucky. This is the only duranta I don't have and have been meaning to try. Duranta is a native of the Caribbean tropics and is not particularly cold hardy, most Northwest Florida winters knock it back hard, if not outright killing it. 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