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Aloysia triphylla


Order: Gentianales
   Family: Apocynaceae
            Genus: Aloysia
                        Specie: Aloysia triphylla

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained loamy soils; keep moist in summer

Features: Scented foliage

Uses: Shrub borders

Zones: 8-12

Description: From Argentina, Uruguay and Chile in South America, this is a straggly semi-deciduous shrub to 10 ft (3 m) appreciated particularly for its strongly lemon-scented foliage. The lanceolate leaves of rough texture, usually in whorls of three, are used for fl

Growth Habit: Straggly habit

Comments: Scented foliage used in pot-pourri and herbal teas

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