Sweet Almond Bush, Sweet Almond Verbena, Aloysia virgata

(17 customer reviews)

This plant ships in a grower pot.

Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships October 14th - October 21st.
$ 52.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Recently Shipped Sweet Almond Bush, Sweet Almond Verbena, Aloysia virgata

Description

All about Sweet Almond Bush

The Sweetest Smelling Flowers For Your Landscape

Grown best in full sun and zones 8 – 11, the Aloysia Virgata is also known as Sweet Almond Verbena or Sweet Almond Bush. It’s native to Argentina and other warmer climates though it can do okay in some less ideal conditions. Aloysia Virgata is even a drought tolerant plant that doesn’t need a lot of watering from you.

The Sweet Almond Verbena, produces beautiful white blooms throughout spring, summer and fall that bloom best in full sun. While the pollen can cause allergic reactions, the Sweet Almond Bush is generally a safe plant that will provide you with not only the flowers but also bees, butterflies, and birds to watch.

If you’re looking for something that works well indoors or outdoors, this is a great option. Whether as a houseplant or as a hedge in your yard, the Sweet Almond Verbena is an ornamental option that can grow as tall as 15 feet.The best part about the Aloysia Virgata is the beautiful, sweet scent of the flowers they bloom. The Sweet Almond Bush is very low maintenance and will grow back after the winter months as the weather gets warmer again.

The Sweet Almond Verbena requires average water during its first year of growth but once established it can be quite drought tolerant.

The large woody shrub is indigenous to Argentina and is mostly grown in Southern American states like Florida, Alabama, California, and Arizona. Sweet Almond Bush is a fast-growing plant that grows as a tree or shrub in zones 10 to 11, while it can be grown as a perennial in zones 8 to 9. 

Care

The rounded evergreen sweet almond verbena can grow up to 12 feet wide and tall. Here is how you can care for the Aloysia Virgata in your home. 

Light

Your sweet almond bush will demand full sun and partial shade. Overall, you should allow it to bathe in sunlight for around 5 hours each day. You can also keep rotating your plant, so all parts receive adequate light. 

Water

Sweet almond verbena is naturally a drought-tolerant plant that can survive in hotter climatic regions. So, you don’t have to worry much if you tend to be a forgetful plant parent. You can water your plant twice a month or once every 15 days so that it grows beautifully and healthily. 

Soil

Another thing that makes Aloysia virgata an easy plant is how it can grow in multiple soil conditions. Anything from sandy soil, loamy soil, and clay works well for the woody shrub. Keeping the soil moist during the beginning years is preferable to encourage root growth. 

Fertilizer

Adding fertilizer will be significant to maintaining the sweet almond bush. Ideally, you should use a generalized landscaping fertilizer for this plant, but a slow-release fertilizer also works well. March, June, and August are the best months to feed your plant for healthy bush growth. 

Common Issues- Pests and Diseases

While it is easy to care for a sweet almond verbena, pests and diseases are common issues that come with the plant. You should always keep an eye out for black knots, wilting, dieback, cankers, and leaf spots on your sweet almond plant. As for the pest’s situation, Japanese beetles, spider mites, caterpillars, and aphids can often attack. 

Pruning

Sweet almond bush is not a high-maintenance shrub when it comes to pruning, as it does not need much deadheading. You will only need to prune the flowering shrub once a year to promote blooming in growing seasons. 

On the other hand, some plant parents also prefer pruning their Aloysia Virgata to maintain the fullness and compactness of the bush. Late summers are the best time to prune your while you should avoid winter pruning so as to not cut off the upcoming season’s buds. 

Propagation

Propagating the sweet almond verbena is an easy and simple task. The two common methods are softwood cuttings and greenwood cuttings. Take cuttings from the plant that are equal to the length of your hand and trim them. Then place them in a transparent plastic bag until the roots begin to grow. The ideal time for sweet almond bush propagation is in late springtime or early summers. 

Potting/Repotting

Repotting an established sweet almond bush is not a good idea as it can often shock the plant. However, you can still do so with precautions. You should water the soil well to make it easier for you to dig the shrub up. Now place it in a wide hole that can easily house the root ball of your plant. Make sure you use burlap to shift the root ball into the newly-dug hole.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Mature Height

8 ft – 15 ft

Spacing

3 ft – 4 ft

17 reviews for Sweet Almond Bush, Sweet Almond Verbena, Aloysia virgata

  1. Michael (verified owner)

    Plant was in excellent condition when I received it and is doing well!

  2. Corrie Donovan (verified owner)

    The plant came properly packaged and in good shape. The customer service has also been very attentive. I’m so excited to watch it grow. Thank you!

  3. Mark Roundtree

    What size pot does this come in?

  4. Danny

    planted last yr as a twig and grew to aprox. 3ft.- and had great flowering late spring into fall. This yr however, all I have is growth with no flowering, it’s now late June…? The plant is about 5 ft and still growing rapidly, but what good is it w/o the scented flowers? anyone with knowledge why is appreciated.

  5. Paula (verified owner)

    My plants were received pkgd very well, were green, and healthy.

    I planted them in the ground a week ago and they are vibrant, blooming, and smell SOOO good!

    I will definitely order from this company in the future.

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    My almond verbena plant arrived in a short time; it was well packaged and I’m very happy with my purchase. More importantly, I appreciate the plant care tips that were emailed to me prior to receiving my cargo via mail. The one tip in particular, which says to wait about 5-7 days before planting your plant is crucial!
    Thank you! I would shop from you again and recommend you to all.

  7. Janeen Lamothe (verified owner)

    Plant came in perfect order and when promised. I would advise anyone to purchase from Plantvine.

  8. Robin B. (verified owner)

    Arrived in beautiful condition and as of today is thriving! Thank you!

  9. Joseph C. (verified owner)

    Wonderful plants and service!

  10. Serey (verified owner)

    Healthy and well packaged! I’m very very very happy! I will continue to place orders with them in the future!

  11. PAUL (verified owner)

    Great customer service

  12. Roger Ellis (verified owner)

    If only Fed-Ex would have delivered them in a timely manor. They are recovering and I know they will grow out into beautiful plants. Thank you – you provide the best in the way you keep me notified, pictures and all.

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plant was in great shape when it arrived.

  14. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plant was in wonderful condition when I received it. Shipping was very prompt. Very satisfied with my purchase!!

  15. Kim W. (verified owner)

    Plants arrived healthy and beautiful

  16. Timothy Randolph (verified owner)

    Plants arrived in terrific shape! Thanks

  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

  18. Heidi L. (verified owner)

    Healthy plant!

  19. Janie Barnhardt

    What size is the almond verbena.

  20. abby_shepard (verified owner)

    My 5-year-old Sweet Almond Verbena fell victim to a cold snap this April and I was heartbroken to find I couldn’t get a replacement from my normal supplier. I’m so happy I found you guys – not only is the plant I received the best quality I’ve ever experienced from an online supplier – It compares with the quality of plants I buy from my local nursery – and I am pretty picky! Seeing an actual photo of my plant before they shipped it was an amazing touch of customer service and attention to detail. You guys really rock and I will check with you first ANY TIME I need to buy something online… and then some. My plant was in amazing condition and was specifically chosen based on my order request. I feel like they truly cared with their responsive approach and quality of the product I received. Love you guys… congrats on doing such a great job! I’m thoroughly impressed and am now a BIG FAN from Boston!!

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Why others chose the Sweet Almond Bush, Sweet Almond Verbena, Aloysia virgata

I love the smell and how beautiful it is!

To attract pollinators to my yard

My mother has been looking for one of these bushes for awhile. Happy mother's day

Fragrance

the fragrance is unbelievable

Honeybees love this plant. First experienced Sweet Almond Verbena at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum - they have a large one growing in the Barabara Bush Garden, and it smeels so good. You can smell its sweetness through the trees.

The fragrance plus color (Butterflies like the plant.)

Good for butterflies

the most amazing fragrance you'll ever experience on your deck!

I had one at previous residence, smells amazing!