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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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JR GALLON - 6" POT: $29.97
FULL 1 GALLON - 7" POT: $32.97
3 GALLON POT: $48.97

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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). An abundance of flowers are produced during summer. If the spent flowers are sheared off you can expect another good flush of flowers in late summer or fall. When it blooms, many mistake this tree for butterfly bush because of its long, cone-shaped flower clusters. 

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.

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

In addition to the colorful flowers, the Chaste Tree also displays very attractive colorful bark.

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)


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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
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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
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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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