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Item #: Chaste Tree
Availability: Pick-up Only
Vitex agnus-castus 'ShoalsCreek'
Chaste tree produces a long stem of purple-blue flowers on new growth in the late spring and continues to bloom all summer into the fall. It is a favorite of butterflies! It is a multi-trunk bush and is very hardy and drought-tolerant. A tonic made of the leaves and seeds was used by monks to lower their libido, hence the name "Chaste" tree. It has palmate leaves that resemble the leaf of hemp.
Tree Form: Bush
Bloom: Purple-blue blossoms Jun-Oct
Foliage: Palmate leaves
Pruning: Prune to shape the tree and control the height.
Light requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained upland soils pH 6.0-7.0
Hardiness Zone: 7-10
Available at farm for pickup 3-gallon, 7-gallon, 15-gallon, 30-gallon and 45-gallon. Please call for prices and availability.