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Aloysia triphylla


Aloysia triphylla

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Aromatic shrub with lemon sented leaves. Spikes of small avender-purple flowers in summer and autumn. Protect from frost, prefers a warm sunny site. Leaves may be dried for culinary use and in pot-pourri and sachets. Trim to maintain a bushy shape. Best in well drained soils with some mulch.

 
Genus
Aloysia
Species   triphylla
Cultivar  

Common name
Lemon verbena

Family name
Verbenaceae
Place of origin
South America


DETAILS
Height
2 m
Width
2 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Deciduous

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Water well in summer / keep dry in winter

Exposure
Must be sheltered from wind. / Prefers a sunny site / Will tolerate light frost only

Enthusiast / Nourishment / Sanctuary / Whimsical

Shrubs

Category
Medium, height between 1.5 to 3 metres
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 3.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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