Duranta Repens L profile

Written by Maggie

Dec 10 2020

Duranta Repens L profile

Duranta Repens L is native to tropical America.Commonly cultivated in southern China, it is usually wild.With a long blooming period and beautiful flowers, it is a good hedge plant.In Guangxi,people use root to leaf pain, thirst quench.In Fujian, people uses fruit to treat malaria and chest pain, leaf to treat pain and swelling from the beginning and bruise or abscess on the sole of the foot.

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Duranta Repens L

Duranta Repens L morphological characteristics

Duranta Repens L is a shrub, about 1.5-3 m high;Branches are prickly, young branches pilose.Leaves are opposite, rarely whorled, ovate-elliptic or ovate-lanceolate, 2-6.5 cm long, 1.5-3.5 cm wide, papery, apically short or obtuse, basally cuneate, whole or above serrate, pilose;Petiole ca. 1 cm, pilose.

Racemes are terminal or axillary, often arranged in a conical shape;The calyx is tubular, hairy, ca. 5 mm, 5-lobed, 5-ribbed;The corolla is usually bluish purple, ca. 8 mm long, slightly irregular, 5-lobed, lobes spreading, puberulent inside and outside;The style is shorter than corolla tube;The ovary is glabrous.Drupes globose, glabrous, lustrous, ca. 5 mm in diam., reddish yellow when ripe, surrounded by enlarged persistent calyxes.It lasts from May to October and lasts all year round in the south. 

Habitat of Duranta Repens L

Duranta Repens L is native to tropical America, commonly cultivated in southern China, it is usually wild. 

Duranta Repens L growth habit

Duranta Repens L likes light, prefers warm and humid climate, and has low cold resistance. In case of long-term low temperature of 5-6℃ or short-term frost, plants will suffer from cold damage.Should choose the wind to the sun, good drainage, deep soil, loose fertile sandy loam or loam.It also endures half shade ground.The adaptability of the soil is stronger, and sandy soil, clay heavy soil, acid soil or calcareous soil are appropriate.It prefers fertilizer, and grows poor in barren land, resistant to moisture and drought.

Duranta Repens L

Duranta Repens L application value


Duranta Repens L leaves, fruit: Have a little poison, dissipate heat through evil, blood dispel stasis, pain killing insects, detumescence detoxification.Used for malaria, carbuncle poisoning, deep foot abscess. 


The duranta repens l tree is graceful and vigorous;Early spring leaves blossom first, and the flowering period is long, the amount of flowers, in full bloom with golden branches, fragrant, pleasing to the eye, in the early spring phase change plays an important role.It can be used as hedgerows, flower bushes, mirrors and flower beds to plant beside houses, pavilions, walls, hedges, roadside, streams and pools. It is widely used in greening, beautifying and perfuming cities. It is a rare excellent tree species in sightseeing agriculture and modern gardens.

Racemose fruit sequence, overhanging, orange-red or golden-yellow, shiny, like clusters of gold, persistent, very showy, important fruit plants.Duranta Repens L is suitable for planting as a hedge, green wall, flower gallery, or climbing on the flower frame, or hanging on the stone wall, wall, are very beautiful.The branches are soft, resistant to pruning, and can be crimp for a variety of forms, bonsai planting, or pruning cultivation as pile scene, the effect is excellent. 

Environmental protection

Duranta Repens L has a well-developed root system. Its taproot, lateral root and fibrous root can be densely integrated and netted in the soil layer, with strong ability to absorb and retain water.The lateral roots are thick and long, and the fibrous roots are many and dense, which can pull and fix the soil and prevent the slippage of the soil block.Duranta Repens L has strong germination ability, rapid increase of canopy coverage, can effectively prevent raindrops from hitting the ground, reduce erosion, and has a good effect on soil and water conservation. It is recommended by China as an excellent ecological tree species for returning cultivated land to forest and the best economic plant for soil and water loss prevention on the Loess Plateau.

Duranta Repens L