Vitex Blue Diddley®

Dwarf Chaste Tree
$22.95 ea.
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Lush Color Supports Pollinators
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.

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Code VIBD

Patent PP26,614 'SMVACBD'

Plant Type Shrubs

Species agnus-castus

Height Tall 3-6'

Spacing Plant 5' apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Late Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 5-9

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Medium

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Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Good for Hedge

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.