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Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It – Southern Plains

Fine Gardening – Issue 179

 

Zones:69

Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide

Conditions: Full sun; average to dry soil

Finally, a chaste tree for small spaces. Blue Puffball compresses everything we love about Vitex— rich, blue summer blooms, textured foliage­—into the first truly dwarf variety. With its small stature, Blue Puffball fills numerous roles in the landscape: Plant singly as an accent or a specimen; mass in beds and borders for long-season color; or pot it up for a showy patio container. Its flowers attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees, while its willowy, gray-green foliage remains disease free throughout the season. And, once established, chaste tree is drought tolerant.

 

 

 

Zones:39

Size:12 to 24 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide

Conditions:Full sun to partial shade; adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions

Heat, drought, salt, deer: This hardy little shrub can take anything Mother Nature throws its way. With…

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