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QUICK FACTS

  • HPRWA SCORE 0
  • SYNONYMS
  • ELEVATION RANGE Low|Mid
  • FAMILY Verbenaceae
  • PLANT TYPE Shrub
  • WATER REQUIRMENTS Requires water until established
  • SOIL REQUIRMENTS Tolerates many soil types
  • SUN EXPOSURE Full sun to Partial sun
  • SALT TOLERANCE None
  • DRAINAGE REQUIRED No special drainage required
  • PROPAGATION METHODS Vegetative (cuttings)

Aloysia citrodora
(lemon verbena, Lemon Beebrush)

Lemon Beebrush is a shrub that smells strongly of lemon, as the common name suggests. It requires water until established, after that it’s low a maintenance plant. It is not known to attract pests which adds to its ease of growing. It can be propagated using soft wood cuttings. The tips should be cut to promote branching and more shrub-like appearance. The white flowers are showy and bloom in the summer. The leaves can be used in cooking, as tea or for potpourri inside the home. The dried leaves can retain their sent for years.

Plant Uses

  • Container plant
  • Ornamental
  • Medicinal
  • Fragrant
  • Edible

Dangers

None