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Care of the plant Artemisia arborescens or Tree wormwood.

Care of the shrub Artemisia arborescens or Tree wormwood

The genus Artemisia, family Asteraceae, comprises 500 species of shrubs and herbaceous plants native to almost all continents. Some species are: Artemisia arborescens, Artemisia afra, Artemisia absinthium, Artemisia pedemontana, Artemisia californica, Artemisia cana, Artemisia rigida.

Common name: Tree wormwood. This species is native to the Mediterranean region.

They are very interesting compact shrubs for their feathery foliage, silvery gray, silky and aromatic; they reach 1 meter (3.28 feet) in height. The little yellow flowers are not very decorative. They bloom from summer to fall.

They are used for rockeries and to form covering groups; combine with plants like Cotoneaster, Lavandula and Berberis. They are highly recommended for gardens by the sea.

Artemisia arborescens needs full sun exposure and although it tolerates frost down to -8 ºC (17.6 ºF) it is convenient to plant them next to a wall if the weather is cold.

They can grow in any soil very well draining; They grow very well in sandy and poor or calcareous soils.

They are very drought resistant plants that are watered sporadically in summer.

They do not need pruning or fertilization.

They are plants very resistant to pests and diseases but sensitive to excess watering.

They propagate in late summer by terminal cuttings.

Images of the shrub Artemisia arborescens or Tree wormwood

Artemisia arborescens
Artemisia arborescens
Artemisia arborescens