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. Intensely fragrant white flowers appear in warm weather. Upright and fast-growing; although scraggly, it can be trained as a small tree. Some landscapers restart it from the ground every year to control its size.

Calling this verbena a butterfly magnet is an understatement; in summer it attracts swarms of eager lepidoptera (butterflies and moths).

For a native version, try Aloysia gratissima (whitebrush).

Maintenance

Occasional pruning, grooming, winter cleanup. Can be cut back to the ground if desired over the winter.

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

This plant goes well with

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