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Chaste tree

Vitex agnus-castus

This small tree boasts an upright, spreading form and finely dissected gray-green foliage. Its spiky lilac-blue flowers appear from June through September; bloom can be prolonged by deadheading. Chaste tree can grow to 20 feet in southern climates, but in colder areas only 8 to 10 feet.

CareProvide moist, loose, well-drained soil in full sun. This tree adapts to most types of soil with good drainage.

PropagationTake semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

ProblemsLeaf spot, root rot, and scale insects.

  • Genus : Vitex
  • Plant Height : 15 to 30 feet
  • Plant Width : 15 to 30 feet
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Type : Trees

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