Sweet Almond Verbena (Aloysia virgata)
Is this plant/tree any good? The guy who owns a small nursery near me tried to push it on me. He says it blooms most of the year here in Houston and attracts butterflies too! He had a 15 foot tree size version in the front of his place and said that it was on it's 4th year of growth. I went to go sniff a flower and it smells like a cola drink to me. My question is, does it really waft during the warmer months? The fragrance and the butterflies almost sold me, but I thought I'd ask here to see if anyone has experience with it. It also seems kind of leggy to me and I'm also wondering if it responds well to pinching and pruning.
Any help appreciated....
Here is a link that might be useful: Sweet Almond Verbena