Shoal Creek Chaste Tree

Foliage has strong fragrance when crushed.

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Shoal Creek Chaste Tree

Foliage has strong fragrance when crushed.

  • Blue flower spikes in summer
  • Heat-tolerant, deciduous shrub
  • Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Grows 15-20 ft. tall
  • Fast-growing tree
Considering the lack of blue-flowering, summer-blooming trees and shrubs, we're surprised that more chaste trees aren't planted. Slender, 12" long flower spikes cover this deciduous shrub from early to late summer. Loved by hummingbirds and butterflies. Grows quickly to reach 15-20' tall. Thrives in hot, dry, sunny locations and tolerates high humidity and drought. One of the most spectacular flowering trees for the South. Zones 6-9.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/2/22 - 6/24/22
4B 5/2/22 - 6/24/22
5A 4/11/22 - 6/24/22
5B 3/28/22 - 6/24/22
6A 3/14/22 - 6/24/22
6B 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
7A 2/24/22 - 6/24/22
7B 2/21/22 - 6/24/22
8A 2/17/22 - 6/10/22
8B 2/14/22 - 6/10/22
9A & B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
10A & B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/20/22
8A-10B: 6/6/22

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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Product Details

Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'
  • Height: 180 - 240
  • Spacing: 20 - 30'
  • Spread:15 - 20'
  • Light Required:Full Sun
  • Color: Violet-Blue
  • Size: Bareroot
  • Zone: 6-9
  • Form: Tree
  • Flower Form: Slender, terminal panicles of small, tightly packed, tubular, fragrant flowers.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast.
  • Pruning: Can be pruned back hard in late winter to create a desired shape. Remove dead, broken, and weak branches. Remove spent flowers to encourage more. Late winter, when dormant.
  • Foliage: Deciduous. 5- or 7-palmate leaves of slender, lanceolate leaflets, slightly toothed, dark green, aromatic. Leaves are grayish on the undersides.

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