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Aloysia virgata (Sweet Almond Bush)

Aloysia virgata
Sweet Almond Bush, Sweet Almond Verbena, Lipia, White Almond Bush

Native to Argentina, this shrub has an upright habit with slightly weeping branch tips. Fragrant, delicate white flower spikes are produced on branch tips from early spring through summer. The flowers attract butterflies and bees. This shrub is mostly evergreen, with fine-textured gray-green foliage. It responds well to light shearing, especially after flowering. Aloysia performs well in full sun to partial shade, and is adaptable to many different soil types.

Plant Type Shrub, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 5' - 15' (ft)
Spread 3' - 8' (ft)
Spacing 36" - 96" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Bees, Pollinators
Maintenance High
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flowers, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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