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Aloysia virgata, Sweet Almond Bush, Incense Bush

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It can grow into a 10 ft tree if left untrimmed
Aloysia virgata
Family: Verbenaceae
Sweet Almond Bush, Incense Bush
Origin: Mexico, South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Slender, densely branched deciduous shrub that can grow up to 10 feet tall, 8 feet in spread. Fragrant foliage. White to yellow flowers appear in spring to fall with strong almond scent.

The plant is very fast growing especially when planted in the ground, providing full sun and good watering. It needs good drainage and doesn't like waterlogged conditions. In a pot, it can be kept as a compact specimen.

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