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Vitex agnus-castus

Common Name(s):
Chastetree
Cultivar(s):
'Alba' (white), 'Rosea' (pink), 'Abbeville Blue', 'Latifolia', 'Cooke’s Blue', ‘Cooke’s Pink’, ‘Cooke’s Purple’, ‘Blue Diddley’, ‘Blue Puffball’, ‘Delta Blues’, ‘Blushing Spires’
Categories:
Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Does best in hot weather; can be severely pruned in spring; cut off faded flowers to promote continuous flowering;This tree is resistant to damage by deer and is moderately salt tolerant.

Some of the smaller cultivars, like ‘Blue Diddley' and ‘Blue Puffball’ can be grown as 3 to 6 ft shrubs other cultivars, such as ‘Cooke’s Blue’, ‘Cooke’s Pink’, or ‘Cooke’s Purple’ can grow as tall as 25 to 30 feet with the same spread. There are also many cultivars of various sizes in between.

Listed in the Invasive Plant Atlas as invasive in south western states, Vitex agnus-castus has also been reported invasive in several North and South Carolina counties.

Height:
3-30 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, compound palmate dark gray-green leaves; 5 to 7 leaflets; aromatic
Flower:
Pink, purple, white flowers all summer; fragrant
Zones:
7-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Rounded; oval; open; shrubby
Width:
3-30 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to Rapid
Leaf:
Opposite, palmately compound leaves
Tags:
deciduous, salt tolerant, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 1848

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Elizabeth, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
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Vitex agnus-castus 'Abbeville Blue' Vitex agnus-castus 'Abbeville Blue'
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Vitex agnus-castus Pruned
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