Shoal Creek Chaste Tree

Foliage has strong fragrance when crushed.

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Shoal Creek Chaste Tree

Foliage has strong fragrance when crushed.

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.
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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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