Arabian Lilac

Vitex trifolia 'Purpurea'

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Exceptional aromatic foliage accent for warm, dry climates. Openly branching spreading shrub produces velvety leaves distinctively colored green on top with purple undersides. Produces clusters of small purple flowers at shoot tips in late summer and fall. Superior accent for xeriscape or wild gardens. Deciduous. Full sun to part shade. Moderate growth 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
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9 - 11

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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationVI-teks try-FOH-lee-a pur-PUR-ee-uh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer and Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth Habit9
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureDramatic Foliage Color

Provide 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.

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