Chaste Tree – VITEX agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’. 4-15′ tall, 4-12′ spread, full sun, mid-late summer bloom. Produces 12″ long clusters of fragrant lavender flowers that are quite attractive to butterflies and bees. In zones 6-7, it can be treated as a 4′ tall herbaceous shrub. In zones 7-9, it can be grown like a tree, reaching 10 to 15′ tall. Zones 6-9. Potted in 1 quart pot.
518 in stock
6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Spring to Fall
Bee Friendly | Butterflies
1 Qt. Pot
Vitex grow in full sun and very well-drained soils. Once established, you will probably never have to water them. In very cold winters in zones 6-7, vitex will freeze and die back to the ground and will need to be pruned back to the ground in early spring. They grow back quickly from the roots and will be in bush form unless you trim all but 1-3 stems and make it tree form. Bees absolutely LOVE this plant and it makes excellent honey plant. Remove spent flower spikes to promote more blooms.
Cottage, Rock Garden, xeriscaping, Mediterranean
Heat Tolerant, Specimen, Focal Point