Lavandula x heterophylla

Sweet lavender

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,000 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on 10 California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 4-5' x 3-4'

Natural Growth Habit: Upright, Oval

Native To: Europe

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Lavender

Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Cold Hardy / Deer Resistant / Fragrant

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-10

A Bit More

Sweet lavender is one of the hardier lavenders on the market. This bush can take a winter freeze down to 20⁰F gracefully. L.heterophylla is also one of the larger lavender species, boasting an upright form that can get almost 5 feet tall. When left unpruned, graceful flower spikes rise a good foot or two above the foliage.  The calling card violet blue flowers arrive in the spring, and are attractive to all pollinators. While this species isn’t recommended for eating, it’s still beautiful and has an almost intoxicating fragrance.

A Bit More

Sweet lavender is one of the hardier lavenders on the market. This bush can take a winter freeze down to 20⁰F gracefully. L.heterophylla is also one of the larger lavender species, boasting an upright form that can get almost 5 feet tall. When left unpruned, graceful flower spikes rise a good foot or two above the foliage.  The calling card violet blue flowers arrive in the spring, and are attractive to all pollinators. While this species isn’t recommended for eating, it’s still beautiful and has an almost intoxicating fragrance.