Artemisia arborescens (Vaill.) L.

Large Wormwood

Family: Compositae

Genus: Artemisia

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: Hardy to 18F

Size: 4 to 6' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


White to silver-green leaves, deeply divided. Inconspicuous yellow flowers in late spring. Needs well-drained soil and deep watering.


Published in Sp. Pl., ed. 2 2: 1188 in 1763. Native to northern Africa, Europe, India, temperate Asia. Basionym of Absinthium arborescens Vaill.

Probably parent of Artemisia x 'Powis Castle'.


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