Lipia, Incense Bush, Sweet Almond
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
- 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).
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.
10-15' H, 10-15' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Well drained
Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
April, May, June, July, August, September, October