Lavender trees go by a host of other names, including lavender topiary or lavender standard. They typically have a tall, bare wooden stem topped with a ball of gray-green lavender leaves. A lavender tree is beautiful in bloom, and with its fresh-smelling leaves, it’s equally wonderful without flowers.

Are lavender shrubs?

Lavender is a Mediterranean evergreen shrub, grown for its fragrant leaves and bee-friendly flowers. There are hardy, half-hardy and tender species of lavender to choose from.

Is a lavender tree the same as lavender?

Lavender trees are lavender plants cut into the shape of a tree through the process of topiary. You can put these fragrant trees either in your home or in your garden for a pop of color!

What is a lavender tree called?

Lavandula (common name lavender) is a genus of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Old World and is found in Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, and from Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to India.

What does a lavender shrub look like?

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What happens if you don’t prune lavender?

Prune for healthier lavender plants

An annual pruning is an important step for long-lasting lavender (Lavandula spp. and hybrids) plants. Without it they grow a large, lanky, woody base that can split open — it looks bad and shortens the plant’s lifespan.

Should lavender be cut back?

Lavender bushes need to be cut back every year to keep them from growing out of control. “Pruning lavender keeps it looking full, encourages new growth and flowering, and gives you lots of fresh tips to harvest throughout the season,” says Amy Fedele, a home gardening expert and Pretty Purple Door blogger.

How tall does a lavender tree get?

2-3 feet

A lavender tree will generally remain quite petite in growth, with a height of 2-3 feet. However, if it is housed in a pot, it can appear a bit taller than that. The width can be up to 2 feet at the top depending on trimming and training.

How do you make a lavender tree?

Prune as closely to where the branch meets the main stem as you can. Allow some branches that are up towards the top to start growing, and keep letting branches that are at the top to grow, while trimming off any that are below a certain height. You will eventually get the lavender to grow in the shape of a tree!

Can lavender tree survive winter?

As mentioned above, English lavender is winter-hardy to Zone 5 and may only need a bit of help in the form of a thin layer of straw. Otherwise, lavender shouldn’t need any extra care outdoors. Spanish and French lavenders, on the other hand, are only hardy to Zone 8, and will need to be brought indoors in colder areas.

Is lavender a herb or a plant?

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Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a commonly grown herb plant popular for its fragrant aroma. This easy-care plant enjoys hot, dry conditions, making it suitable for use in a variety of landscape settings and an excellent candidate for areas prone to drought.

Is lavender classified as a herb?

It is definitely a flower because it belongs to the Lamiaceae (mint family). That means it’s part of the Angiosperm (flowering plant) group. Lavender is also considered an herb. This is because it is used as a culinary seasoning and it has herbaceous growth.

Is lavender considered an herb?

Lavender is an herb native to northern Africa and the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. Lavender is also grown for the production of its essential oil, which comes from the distillation of the flower spikes of certain lavender species.

Does lavender grow back every year?

If you have lavender plants that are hardy in your growing zone (see our Lavender 101 post for more information on this), it is likely that they will return year after year for a decade or two. But even the toughest perennials may still look quite grisly after their long winter dormancy.

Does lavender spread on its own?

Lavenders can spread by foliage growth (as with all plants) and seed dispersal in the late summer. Lavender plants do not spread by self propagation, or any other mechanism (however they are reasonable easy to propagate with some planning).

Where is the best place to plant lavender?

Plant lavender in a spot that gets at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight each day (“full sun”). Lavender thrives in most soil qualities, from poor to moderately fertile. Lavender makes only one demand of soil: It must drain well. Standing water and wet areas could encourage root rot.