Artemisia arborescens (Tree Wormwood) is an upright-growing shrub that can grow to 5-10 ft height. It has silvery-grey, finely divided, fragrant foliage. This shrub is extremely drought-hardy and prefers full sun, but will also tolerate partial shade.
Artemisia arborescens should be planted in a well-draining location in full sun. Generally, it is a low maintenance plant tolerant of drought, and a moderate amount of water will be sufficient. Pruning may be necessary for large shrubs, particularly if left unpruned for a long period of time.
For small shrubs (2-5ft tall), Artemisia arborescens is an ideal specimen for container gardens, even in cold regions. It does well in partial shade, and should be provided with frequent waterings. In cold climates, the plant should be brought in from outside during the winter months and allowed to rest indoors in a sunny location.
In addition to its ornamental foliage, Artemisia arborescens is a popular ethnomedical plant with multiple medicinal properties. It is used in various traditional medicines as a spice or herb. Some uses include treating digestive disorders and muscle pain.
With its ornamental foliage and its multiple uses, Artemisia arborescens is an ideal garden companion for any medicinal plant enthusiast.