Aloysia citrodora (Lemon Verbena)

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained
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Plant Overview

Quite simply the best lemon scented foliage we have ever smelt! The foliage of this aromatic deciduous shrub has a wonderful zesty lemon scent which can be used in drinks, ice cream and any dishes where you want to add a hint of lemon. It's even used in pot pourri.

Hardy to about -5c so we grow it in a pot and bring it into an unheated greenhouse in the winter. A conservatory or cold frame would do equally well or if you are not too far north, a sheltered spot in the garden is usually fine. 

Small white flowers in mid summer.

Height and spread: 45cm x 30cm

Common name(s): Lemon Verbena, Lemon Beebrush


Photo: H. Zell, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.