Vitex agnus-castusItem #7618 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
This beautiful garden tree shows large terminal clusters of fragrant lilac-colored blooms, backed by aromatic gray-green foliage. Has a naturally broad and spreading, open, multi-trunk display. Use in a shrub border, or train for use as a small tree to accent the landscape or patio. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:VI-teks AG-nus KAYS-tusDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PurpleCompanion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Weigela (Weigela)
- 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. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in early spring. Prune only as needed to shape.Pruning time: early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.