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Common Name

ALOYSIA citrodora

A. citrodora (syn. Lippia citriodora) is perhaps the best of all the many plants with lemon scented foliage. Fresh narrow green leaves. Starry white flowers. July-Sept. Needs sun and sharply drained soil. Common name Lemon verbena.

Makes a sturdy shrub in the garden. Prune in late April as new shoots begin to show. In severe winters it may take some time to reshoot.


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Plant Details: ALOYSIA citrodora


Species: citrodora

Common name: Lemon verbena

Family: Verbenaceae

Origin: Chile

Flower colour: White

Flower month: Jul, Aug, Sep

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Green

Hardy: RHS H3 -5 to 1 degrees

Soil type: Drought tolerant

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 150

Spread: 100

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Elegant

Suggested Container: Large Pots

Winter grow conditions: Outside sheltered

Container Compost: Soil or Loam Based

Web rating: Woottens Plants Rating 10/10

Pot Size: 1.3 litre

Foliage scent: Lemon

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