FAMILY : Verbenaceae
ORIGIN : South America
TYPE/USES : small tree or large shrub
SIZE : 6' - 8'
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full to partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : mid to high 20's
FLOWER : fragrant, most of the year
COMMENTS : attracts butterflies
Medium size shrub for full to partial sun. Racemes of
tiny, white, sweet fragrant flowers cover the
plant most of the year, especially during the warmer months.
Bees, butterflies and people are attracted by the flowers.
Minimum temperatures in the mid to high 20's. (zone 9).
the winter conditions the plant may stop blooming and
loose some of its leaves. The Sweet
Almond Bush can be grown in containers. Trimming is recommended
in order to produce a fuller shrub and should be done
a few times a year. The plant re-sprouts fast and re-blooms
after a few weeks.