Deciduous, Herbs, Shrubs
These are aromatic shrubs with tiny flowers and a sparse growth habit. Native to warmer parts of North and South America. Provide good drainage.
Native to Argentina, Chile. Legginess is its natural state; this is the herb that grew like a gangling shrub in gardens of long ago, reaching 6 ft. or taller and sprawling nearly as wide. Prized for lemon-scented leaves used to flavor teas and iced drinks. Narrow leaves to 3 in. long are arranged in whorls of three or four along branches. Bears open clusters of very small flowers in summer.
Grow among lower plants to hide its legginess; or locate it against a wall or fence and pinch-prune to create interesting tracery. Can also be trained into a standard and tolerates clipping into a hedge. In colder climates, grow it as a houseplant (pinch frequently) and let it spend warm months outdoors.
Evergreen shrub. From southeastern Arizona through southern Mexico, with many local variant forms. Ran...
Reported to be a hybrid between Ligustrum japonicum ‘Rotundifolium‘ and Ligus...
Grows 30 to 75 ft. high and 18 to 45 ft. wide. Silvery blue-green young foliage. Dark green, 3- to 5-i...