Sweet Almond Bush
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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These plants have been known to grow well alongside Sweet Almond Bush so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Sweet Almond Bush so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Sweet Almond Bush plants:
The species name virgata means “made of twigs”, “with long, straight shoots”, or “striped”, from the Latin virgatus, from virga (“twig” or “switch”) 1.