All About A Sweet Almond Bush

Aloysia virginica, sweet almond, is a very popular plant for gardens. It can be either evergreen, semi-evergreen or deciduous, depending on the location.  It can grow in cooler climates as a deciduous dwarf shrub. You can find the best sweet almond bush for home and office via  www.plantvine.com/product/aloysia-virgata-sweet-almond-verbena/ .

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It can reach 15 feet (4.6m) in height, and its stiff, scalloped foliage is unaffected by winter temperatures. Its long spiked clusters of small almond-scented flowers make a wonderful fragrance. A single plant can provide a strong vanilla or sweet almond-like scent to your garden.

Sweet almonds are a good source of nectar for birds and butterflies because they stay on the bush all year. The leaves are stiff and green with a scalloped edge. The branches of the shrub have a slight weeping habit.

Once the sweet almond tree is established, you don't need to water it as often. The shrubs can withstand extreme heat and require only moderate to low irrigation. It's highly likely that you will grow more sweet almond trees. 

It is easy to propagate sweet almonds using softwood or greenwood cuts – nonflowering growth starting in the current year. Cut the cuttings as long as you can manage in spring and early summer.  Then insert the cut end into the rooting medium. 

To retain moisture, water the cuttings and cover them with a plastic bag. 

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