Vitex trifolia 'Purpurea'Item #7619 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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Exceptional accent shrub or small tree for warm, dry climates. Distinctively colored leaves have showy purple undersides. Clusters of small purple blooms are followed by small black berries. Semi-evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:VI-teks try-FOH-lee-aPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 24Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Summer and FallFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsButterfly Bush (Buddleja); Kohuhu (Pittosporum); Rose (Rosa); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Bottlebrush (Callistemon)
- CareCare InformationProvide a site with loose, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune only as needed to shape.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.