Vitex trifolia 'Purpurea'Item #7619 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
An exceptional landscape accent for warm, dry climates. The distinctively colored leaves have showy purple undersides. Dense terminal clusters of small purple flowers are followed by small black berries. Its shrubby habit develops into an open-branched small tree with age. Semi-evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.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: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; once established, reduce frequency. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in early 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 or containers.