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Lemon verbena

 

Lemon verbena has strongly lemon-scented bright green crinkled foliage that is often used to flavor teas and iced drinks. Loose clusters of tiny lilac or whitish flowers bloom on soft branches in summer and fall. This deciduous shrub can be trained into a standard or clipped to hedge form.

Aloysia triphylla (Lippia citriodora)

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf notes : Leaves used to flavor teas and iced drinks.

Leaf fragrance : Yes - Lemon

Leaf texture : Rough, crinkled

Leaf length : 3"

Leaf shape : Narrow; Lance-shaped

Leaf color : Bright green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Small

Flower color : White

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Semi-deciduous

Average size maturity width : 6 ft.

Average size maturity height : 6 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 10 to 15 F( Z8a)

Sunset zone : 9, 10, 12-21

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes