- Common Name(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’
- Shrubs, Trees
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 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.
- 3-30 ft.
- Opposite, compound palmate dark gray-green leaves; 5 to 7 leaflets; aromatic
- Pink, purple, white flowers all summer; fragrant
- Sun; range of soil types
- Rounded; oval; open; shrubby
- 3-30 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Moderate to Rapid
- Opposite, palmately compound leaves
NCCES plant id: 1848