Vitex trifolia 'Purpurea'Item #7619 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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 to evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing to 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 24Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing to 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 fall.Flower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsButterfly Bush (Buddleja); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Rose (Rosa); Kohuhu (Pittosporum)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. 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, needs only occasional watering.