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Aloysia Genus

Beebrush

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality

Description

Aloysia genus (Beebrush). This genus consists of deciduous or evergreen, summer-flowering shrubs, sub-shrubs and trees in the Verbena family. There are about 40 species in all from North South and Central America. The leaves are arranged in whorls or opposite pairs. The flowers are small and borne in panicles.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

N. S. America

Interest and use

Grown for the aromatic foliage and sprays of tiny flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

These plants are frost hardy to half hardy; in cold areas the plant will be happiest against a south or west-facing wall. Cut out any dead wood in early summer. Grow these plants in full sun and a well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by softwood cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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