Vitex agnus-castus Blue Diddley®

Dwarf Chaste Tree

$22.95 ea. (3+ discount) $22.50 ea.

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Plant Code: VIBD

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Chaste Tree with its long 10-12” lavender-blue flower spikes are an open invitation for butterflies and hummingbirds. Treat this dwarf variety like a perennial in the north and a shrub or small tree in the south. Please note this shrub is not recommended for Texas or Louisiana where it can become aggressive. Vitex are drought tolerant and suitable for Xeric gardens. Deer resistant and salt tolerant too.


Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 3-6'
Spacing: Plant 5' apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Lavender/Silver
Accent: Blue
Patent: PP26,614 'SMVACBD'
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Vitex General Information

Vitex are well-branched, deciduous shrubs tolerant of a wide range of soil types and growing conditions. Prefers full sun with well-drained soil. Drought tolerant, suitable for Xeric gardens and deer resistant too. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Vitex Plant Care

Once growth begins in late spring, prune winter damaged branches or any growth that doesn't show signs of sprouting. Remove spent flower heads to promote additional flowering throughout the summer. May be fertilized in the spring if desired. Not recommended for Texas or Louisiana where it can become aggressive.