Gold Mound Duranta CAPE CORAL
Yellow is the color the eye sees first, and this plant's distinctive foliage is testament to that fact. Use it where you want to draw attention. Avoid planting as hedges or lining your foundation.
It's best used sparingly in the landscape as a pop of color too many of these eye-catching shrubs distract from other important elements in the landscape (such as your house). And if your home is painted yellow, place other greenery behind this plant.
Gold mound grows 2 to 4 feet tall and wide. Its main attraction is its bright yellow foliage, although it does produce small lavender flowers as well. If you plant this shrub in the right location, it will require little attention after establishment. Select an area with full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil of almost any kind.
The more sun this plant receives the brighter its foliage. Gold mound duranta does not do well with saturated or flooded soils. Dig a hole twice the size of the plant's root ball and as deep as the height of the root ball. Space holes for multiple plants 1 to 3 feet apart, depending on dense you want the area to look.
Mix the removed soil with organic compost until you have about half soil and half compost. Compost will increase drainage in clay soils, increase water retention in sandy soils. Remove the duranta from its pot and set it upright in the hole, making sure the top of the root ball is even with or slightly above ground level.
Fill in the soil and compost mixture around the shrub until the hole reaches about half full. Water deeply and wait until the water seeps into the soil. Refill the rest of the hole until you reach ground level.