Botanical Name: Aloysia gratissima
 Common Name: Bee Brush
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

Flower Color

Purple, White

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Fragrance

 

Seasonal Interest

 

Location Uses

Shrub Border, Patio, Walkways, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Screen, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Butterflies

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Semievergreen shrub grows to 6' x 6'. Fragrant medium green leaves. Fragrant white to pale purple flowers appear spring to fall. Accepts full sun. Good for informal hedge or screen. Combine with some green for winter. Butterflies are drawn to nectar. Birds also feed on small seeds. Native to the Chihuahuan Desert and South America.
Frost tolerant to 15 F. May be sold as Aloysia lycioides.