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Delta Blues Chaste Tree - Vitex - 3 Gallon Pot
The first mid-size Vitex to come on the market, Delta Blues Chaste Tree is a fast growing small tree or large shrub that produces an abundance of fragrant, nectar-rich, dark bluish-purple flower spikes resembling perennial Salvia. The flowers are irresistible to hummingbirds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinating insects. Get all the details below!

Delta Blues Chaste Tree - Vitex - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
Quantity Price Each
1 $62.97
2+ $59.82
Delta Blues Chaste Tree
Vitex agnus-castus 'PIIVAC-I'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Vitex variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

The first mid-size Vitex to come on the market, Delta Blues Chaste Tree is a fast growing small tree or large shrub that produces an abundance of fragrant, nectar-rich, dark bluish-purple flower spikes resembling perennial Salvia. The flowers are irresistible to hummingbirds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinating insects. After the flowers, birds will have a fiesta with the shiny red seeds in the fall, especially red cardinals. If you are into birds, this is a must have tree that will provide a free source of food for your feathered friends. The more refined, sage-scented gray-green leaves resemble Japanese maple leaves adding a delicate texture, pleasing color, and sensory appeal in the landscape. Depending on your preference, Delta Blues Chaste Tree quickly grows into a multi or single-trunk shrub or small tree to about 15 feet tall and wide.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Depending on your preference, the Delta Blues Chaste Tree quickly grows into a multi- or single-trunk large shrub or small tree to about 8 to 10 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide. In design, we use it as we do upright Japanese maple: as a focal point specimen tree, in groupings of three or more where space allows, or to frame the corners of homes and other structures. Grown as a shrub in straight or staggered rows it makes a colorful hedge and looks especially nice around garden ponds and other bodies of water and in rock gardens. A fine addition to blue theme gardens, bird gardens and butterfly gardens!

Suggested Spacing:  6 feet apart for solid hedge; 14 feet or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Chaste Tree will grow in most any average soil, including clay soils. It prefers a moist but well-drained soil however will tolerate temporary wet conditions. As with so many other ornamental shrubs and trees, constantly wet soil can be problematic. Good drought tolerance when established.

Note:  The chaste tree is cold hardy in USDA Zones 5a-9b. In USDA Zones 5 and 6  young plants might die back to the ground during an unusually cold winter. If so, cut the plant back to the ground like you would a butterfly bush and it will quickly regrow to a 4 to 6' shrub.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Vitex Chaste Trees.






Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub or Tree
Height at Maturity:  8-10'
Width at Maturity:  8-10'
Spacing:  6' for solid hedge; 14'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Broad, Upright
Growth Rate: Very Fast
Flower Color:  Rich Purple Blue
Flower Size:  Large, 8-10" long x 1 - 1.5" wide
Flowering Period:  Late Spring, Summer
Flower Type:  Single, in long terminal spikes
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes
Foliage Color:  Gray-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, very low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (Amended), Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Moist to somehwat dry, well-drained
Soil pH:  6.0 - 7.5 (Slighty Acidic to Slightly Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Very low when left in it's natural form
Attracts:  Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinating Insects, Song Birds, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Heat, Insect, Wet Soils



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