Summertime Blues? Chaste Tree

Vitex x 'Helen Froehlich' PPAF

Large lavender-purple flower spikes are held on black stems through most of the summer on this exciting new hybrid. This easy-care shrub has improved hardiness, sterile flowers, and a more manageable size, growing into a dense shrub. Performs well in cool and warmer regions alike, including the deep south. Drought tolerant to boot! Deciduous.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationVI-teks
Average Size at MaturityReaches 5 to 6 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitRounded
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Urban Garden
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Heat Loving, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Rose (Rosa); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Weigela (Weigela); Ninebark (Physocarpus)

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- tolerates periodic drought. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in early spring. Prune to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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