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Artemisia arborescens

Wormwood

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Features

  • BloomsJune to November
  • Height0.75m to 1.25m
  • Spread0.5m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourYellow shades
  • Leaf ColourSilver shades

Description

Artemisia arborescens (Wormwood). This is a spreading evergreen shrub from the Mediterranean it can reach height of 1.2m and has a rounded habit with lacy silver-grey foliage. The flowers are small and yellowish and will bloom in the summer and early autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Hedging, banks, specimen, borders Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will prefer an open sunny, well drained site. Trim lightly in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or autumn, or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids.

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