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Gold Mound

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Gold Mound

The Gold Mound plant, scientifically known as Duranta erecta 'Gold Mound', is a vibrant and eye-catching shrub that adds a splash of color to any garden. This popular ornamental plant is cherished for its bright golden-yellow foliage that creates a striking contrast against the greenery of a garden landscape. Native to Central and South America, Gold Mound thrives in warm climates and is often used in borders, as a specimen plant, or for creating low hedges due to its compact and mounded growth habit.

Reaching up to 2-4 feet in height and spread, it requires minimal care, flourishing in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soils. Regular watering, occasional trimming, and fertilization will keep it healthy and vibrant. Although it's primarily grown for its foliage, Gold Mound also produces small lavender flowers, adding an extra layer of beauty to its display. Its low-maintenance and drought-tolerant nature make it a favorite among gardeners looking to add long-lasting color to their outdoor spaces.m to any landscape. 


  • Bright golden-yellow leaves that provide striking color contrast in gardens
  • Ideal for borders, specimen planting, or creating low hedges
  • Low-maintenance; benefits from occasional trimming and fertilization
  • Exhibits a degree of drought tolerance once established
  • Attracts butterflies and other pollinators with its flowers
  • Easy To Grow
  • Low maintenance


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              Easy To Grow

              Low Maintenance

              Grows well Outdoors

              Good For Containers

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                Ideal position:

                Full sun to partial shade.

                3 to 6 hours morning sun best

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                Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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                Healthy Temperatures:

                Warm, tropical vibes of 65-90°F

                Grown indoors as a houseplant but can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-11

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                Growth Outlook:

                Height : 3' - 4' 

                Wide: Up To 6'

                Growth Rate: Moderate grower

                Plant Spacing:  3' - 4' apart

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                Pet Friendly - ?

                Toxicity: They pose no threat to your pets

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                Landscape uses / Plant care

                 Landscape Uses

                • Accent plant
                • Corner-of-the-house accent.
                • Fanking each side of the entry or a garden gate.
                • Accent in a mixed bed.
                • In the space beside the garage door.
                • By a decorative focal point such as a garden bench or birdbath.

                  To care for Gold Mound guidelines:

                  Sunlight: Gold Mound plants flourish in full sun to partial shade. They produce the brightest leaf color when exposed to full sun.

                  Soil: Plant in well-drained soil. While Gold Mound plants are adaptable to various soil types, they prefer slightly acidic to neutral pH levels.

                  Watering: Regular watering is crucial, especially during the plant's first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, they are somewhat drought-tolerant but perform best with consistent moisture.

                  Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to kickstart growth. You may also fertilize again in mid-summer to encourage continued vibrant foliage and health.

                  Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring to shape the plant and encourage denser foliage. Gold Mound can be pruned back quite hard if necessary, as it rebounds well.

                  Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for pests like aphids and spider mites. Use insecticidal soap or neem oil as a safe treatment option. Prevent fungal diseases by ensuring good air circulation around the plant and avoiding overhead watering.

                  Mulching: Apply a 2-3 inch layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to help retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth.

                  By following these care tips, your Gold Mound plant will remain a vibrant, golden accent in your garden, offering year-round visual interest with minimal maintenance.