Lemon Verbena

Aloysia citrodora

lemon verbena

A deciduous shrub native to South America. It is an attractive plant with beautiful lemon scented leaves that can be used to flavour sweet and savoury dishes as well as making a refreshing herbal tea. Lemon verbena grows best is a sunny position in free draining moist soil. It does not tolerate frost but can be grown in a pot and protected on frosty nights. The attractive, delicate and fragrant white/mauve flowers are also used in teas and other culinary concoctions.

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Specifications of Lemon Verbena

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Lemon Verbena Reviews & Tips

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1y ago

Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia

Lemon Verbena

I grow this easily in poor sandy soil. Stands up to the heat and dry well, although it needs a little water. Has survived frosts down to -7 degrees.

Dimity Cottage1
★★★★ 5y ago


Like to use the leaves in Teas and Cooking

★★★★ 9y ago

sydney, nsw, australia

makes good tea

★★★★★ 11y ago

Innaloo, WA, Australia

Great for herbal tea, very tasty, comparible and easier to grow and make than Lemon Grass. Mainteneace free, prune often to bush plant, using the tips to put in your food and tea will suffice for pruning.Great in food as well for a lemony edge, A bit ...

★★★★ 12y ago

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, GB

Grows in part shade.  I have transplanted this shrub 3 times.  Seems impossible to kill. very hardy. Easy to care for, low water needs.  leaves fantastic in tea or cooking.

Chris Kilgour
13y ago

Cooks Gap, NSW, Australia

Lemon Verbena

Excellent plant to control guardia. Has a pathogen bactericidal action.Make a strong infusion by putting several 6-8" growing tips in teapot. Add boiling warer, cover, let stand for at least 5-7 minutes, then drink. Can add honey to taste.

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