Botanical Name: Aloysia virgata
Common Name: Sweet Almond Bush
Large shrub/small tree with white flowers that smell like almonds! Seriously … they smell like almonds. This is one of my favorite shrubs. It’s very fast growing to a good 12′ tall x 12′ wide. Can be left to grow as a shrub or pruned as a tree. Flowers almost continuously throughout the year. Oh, and it’s a nectar plant for almost every critter out there from butterflies to hummers to bees and everything in between. Likes sun to part sun. Semi-evergreen: drops its leaves during a cold spell, but regrows them within a couple of weeks. Low maintenance. Florida Friendly Plant.