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Aloysia citrodora - Lemon Verbena


Aloysia citrodora - Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora - Lemon Verbena)

Lemon Verbena is an evergreen shrub or tree (to 26ft/8m) tall here in San Diego, CA. This one was planted in the wrong spot...it's only 6ft/2m after 2 year. Unfortunately, my plant which will have to be moved. Has any had any experience moving one? Photo was taken April 21, 2011.



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The foliage looks very delicate

22 Apr, 2011

 

Sixpence:

The leaves are actually coarse and hard. It smells like lemons though. I use the leaves in ice tea and in cooking.

22 Apr, 2011

 

Thats great Andy that it can be used in cooking and drinking we have a lemon scented geranium here but not to use for consumptioin.

22 Apr, 2011

 

The lemon-scented geranium grows wild here too.

22 Apr, 2011

 

:o))

22 Apr, 2011

 

A favourite of minebut it rarely survives the winter here. I love making tea with the leaves

25 Apr, 2011

 

Rbtkew:

Do you know how well it transplant?

25 Apr, 2011

 

Not sure Andy, I have never tried.

26 Apr, 2011

 

Rbtkew:

Thanks! :>)

I guess I'll just have to do it...I'll let everyone know if it survives the transplant.

27 Apr, 2011



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