Lemon Verbena, also called Lemon Beebrush is native to Western South America and is prized for its intense lemon fragrance. It is a multi-functional culinary herb used to flavor meat dishes, yogurts, salad dressings, sorbets or really anything you want the taste of lemon in. It also makes a wonderful and aromatic tea. Lemon Verbena will begin to defoliate at temperatures below freezing but its wood is said to be hardy to 14ºF. If your winters are too harsh to grow it outdoors it can be grown as a potted plant and brought indoors during the freezing months.
Latin Name: Aloysia citrodora
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Self-rooted
Pollination Requirements: N/A
Hardiness: Plants are deciduous below 32° F but wood is hardy to 14° F
Size at Maturity: 10-15 ft. in height
Pests & Diseases: N/A
USDA Zone: 8