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Sweet Almond Bush

Aloysia virgata

Sweet Almond Bush is part of the Aloysia genus. Its scientific name is Aloysia virgata. The botanical name epithet for Sweet Almond Bush (virgata) means 'with long, straight shoots'.

Sweet Almond Shrub can be an excellent shrub for a butterfly garden or any spot where an insect-attracting, fragrant plant is needed. Since it grows quite tall and wide (aproximately 12 ft. tall and 12 ft. wide) it would be best if used as an accent or background shrub. Small white flowers cluster along the ends of the shoots appear year-round to perfume the landscape. Good shrub to plant near vegetable gardens and fruiting trees to invite pollinators in to visit.

It is a flower / ornamental and is treated mainly as an evergreen, so it retains its leaves throughout the year. Sweet Almond Bush is known for its shrubby growing habit. If you would like to attract butterflies, bees, and birds to your garden, consider growing this plant.

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How to grow Sweet Almond Bush

  • Full Sun

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  • Partial Sun

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  • Low

Position in a full sun / partial sun location and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Use Zone 8 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Sweet Almond Bush tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 5.6 and 7.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Sweet Almond Bush is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

Growing Sweet Almond Bush from seed

Transplanting Sweet Almond Bush

Companion plants for Sweet Almond Bush

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Sweet Almond Bush so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Sweet Almond Bush

These plants will not grow well with Sweet Almond Bush so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Sweet Almond Bush problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Sweet Almond Bush plants:

Sweet Almond Bush Etymology

The species name virgata means “made of twigs”, “with long, straight shoots”, or “striped”, from the Latin virgatus, from virga (“twig” or “switch”) 1.

Other names for Sweet Almond Bush

Incense Bush

Sweet Almond Bush care instructions

How long does Sweet Almond Bush take to grow?

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