Almond Verbena

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Almond Verbena

Aloysia virgata
Incense Bush, Sweet Almond
10

15 feet
10

15 feet
Argentina
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators

About This Plant

Full sun. Deciduous, with coarse leaves. White flowers appear in warm weather. Calling this plant a butterfly magnet is an understatement — in summer it attracts endless swarms of pollinators with a gentle vanilla/almond fragrance that can suffuse the whole block. The name “incense bush” is well-earned. Almond verbena is upright and fast-growing. For a native shrub version, try Aloysia gratissima (whitebrush).

Maintenance

Occasional pruning; it can be grown as a large bush or, on its own, a small tree. Some landscapers restart it from the ground every winter to control its size.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
10-15' H, 10-15' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Well drained
Wildlife:
Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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