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Blue Chaste Tree - Vitex agnus-castus
Yes!...a tree with blue flowers!

Blue Chaste Tree - Vitex agnus-castus

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Vitex - Chaste Tree
Vitex agnus-castus 

A tree that produces blue flowers? Yes! Some people call this the "Sage Tree" because the striking, pretty spikes of violet-blue flowers resemble that of blue sages (Salvia). When young and in bloom, many also mistake this tree for butterfly bush. An abundance of flowers are produced during late spring to early summer. if there's average or adequate rainfall or irrigation during the summer, you can expect another good flush of flowers in late summer or early fall.  

Depending on your preference, Chaste Tree quickly grows into a multi or single-trunk shrub or small tree to about 15 to 20 feet tall and wide. We love it as a tree. The foliage is pleasantly aromatic and the very attractive palmate, finger-like, grey-green leaves bear a striking resemblance to the leaves of the marijuana plant, or Japanese Maple. In addition to the colorful flowers and fragrant foliage the Chaste Tree also displays very attractive colorful bark that provides winter interest in the landscape.

The flowers of the Chaste Tree are very attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and beneficial pollinating bees. If the spent flowers are left on the tree in fall, seeds will form that Cardinals and other birds absolutely love to dine on during the winter months. So, if you are into feeding the birds, this is a must have tree that will provide a free source of food for them.

Chaste Tree grows well in almost any type of soil that is well-drained and full sun to light shade. It is hardy in USDA Zones 5a-9b. In cold winter areas (USDA Zones 5 and 6) it is can be cut back each year and grown as a 4 to 6' shrub.


Plant Details & Attributes

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub or Tree
Height at Maturity:  15-20'
Width at Maturity:  15-20'
Spacing:  8' for solid hedge; 20'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Broad, Upright
Growth Rate: Very Fast
Flower Color:  Light Blue
Flower Size:  Large, 8-12" long x 1" wide
Flowering Period:  Mid-late Spring through Summer
Flower Type:  Single, in long panicles
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Medium Green
Fragrant Foliage:  Yes, aromatic
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (Amended), Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist to Poorly Drained
Soil pH:  6.0 - 7.5 (Slighty Acidic to Slightly Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low when left in it's natural form
Attracts:  Pollinating Insects, Visual Attention, Songbirds, Hummingbirds
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Heat, Insect, Wet Soils

Uses

The Chaste Tree can be grown as a shrub or "limbed up' to form a very attractive small tree. Though it is deciduous, when grown as a shrub it makes for a very attractive colorful hedge. 

Other Landscape / Garden Uses:  Background, Flowering Shrub Border, Groupings, Hedges, Screens, Specimen Tree, Landscape Borders, Woodland Border

Theme Gardens:  Asian Gardens, Bird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower Gardens, Perennial Gardens, Pollinator Gardeners, Wildlife Gardens, Xeriscape Gardens (low water needs)


Questions? Contact Us!
5 Stars
BEAUTIFUL
THE CHASTETREE ARRIVED LOADED WITH FLOWERS AND VERY HEALTHY IT LOOKS GORGEOUS ------ WBG Reply: Hi Elizabeth - Thanks for the compliments and taking the time to provide your review! nice you got to see the flowers. When Vitex trees are young and smaller, after the flowers have faded you can deadhead them if you want. This will encourage new growth and you might see another round of flowers before summer ends. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service! - Brent | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from CHARLOTTE, NC. on 7/17/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Chaste Tree
Fast shipping, flowering beautifully upon arrival. VERY HAPPY! --------- WBG Reply: Hi Trina - Thanks for the compliments and taking the time to provide your review. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service! - Brent | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from Virginia Beach, VA. on 7/9/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Chaste tree
Plant arrived very quickly after placing my order. Was in excellent health, nice size, already blooming. Planted it a few weeks ago, and it looks great, is thriving, doing very well. I recommend this plant, and Wilson Bros. -------- WBG Reply: Hi David - We appreciated the opportunity to serve you and thanks for taking the time to provide your review, and all the nice compliments. We absolutely love the chastetree...have one planted right beside our office. Glad to hear yours is thriving and doing well. Expect it to double or triple in size every year. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service! - Brent | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from Alabama. on 7/2/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Ms.
This tree arrived in perfect condition and right on time. Very healthy looking- cannot wait to see the "blue" flowers!
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Reviewed by:  from West Deptford. on 7/31/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Growing nicely
Arrived quickly, very well packed. Now (3 weeks later) growing nicely and is healthy.
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Reviewed by:  from Easton, Maryland. on 6/17/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Prompt Delivery
I couldn't be happier with the condition of my new plant and was very pleased with how quickly my order was shipped. Thanks!
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Reviewed by:  from Chantilly VA. on 6/16/2015
5/5
5 Stars
The tree arrived in fantastic shape
Packaged very well! We were surprised that it had leafed out already. Thanks!
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Reviewed by:  from Missouri. on 4/27/2015
5/5

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