Aloysia citrodora (Lemon Verbena)

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained

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Plant Details

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 at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.