Duranta Erecta (Verbena): FOTD May 21, 2020

I had never learned the name of this flowering tree that I planted 18 years ago, and I thank Grace at broadwaymatron.com for telling me its name. I don’t know why it photographs as  blue as it is actually a dark purple. Perhaps too much sun. I like this blue color even more than its actual color, so I’ll support the illusion. Although the description calls it a bush, it says it can grow to 20 feet high. I think mine is about ten feet high–maybe higher.

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For Cee’s FOTD

7 thoughts on “Duranta Erecta (Verbena): FOTD May 21, 2020

  1. Grace

    I love a challenge – according to Google image search it is a Duranta erecta (which sounds a bit risque…)

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  2. Shawna

    “I like this blue color even more than its actual color, so I’ll support the illusion.” … LOL. Good choice. 🙂

    I hate it when it goes the other way though — when you’re trying so hard to capture something, but your camera just won’t/can’t hold/present what your eyes can.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      They are beautiful and I tend to overlook them because I usually use the garage as the entrance to my house.. But then these little guys surprise me every time I go to answer the front gate door.

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