Shoal Creek Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’)

Shoal Creek Chaste Tree

  • Waving Wands of Blue Flower Spikes
  • Fragrant Violet-Blue Clusters
  • Pollinators Galore!
  • Blooms All Summer
  • Light & Airy Graceful Form
  • Aromatic Foliage
  • Hardy & Easy Care
  • Tolerates Heat & Humidity
  • Multi-Trunked Small Tree or Large Shrub
  • Beautiful Silvery Blue-Green Foliage!
  • Vigorous Fast Growth
  • Deer Resistant

The Shoal Creek Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’) is a new and improved cultivar of the graceful old Southern classic! The Chaste is one of the few trees that bloom all summer and features vigorous growth!

Smothered in airy wands of waving, violet-blue flowers, Shoal Creek takes it up a notch, with long-lasting, fragrant flowers than any other Chaste before it! Pollinators will be grateful for the summer-long bounty!

Even when not in bloom, Chaste are spotlight-worthy specimens or small patio trees, with multiple trunks and an airy, vase-shaped canopy.

Featuring wonderfully aromatic green foliage with a gray-green to silver-blue cast. Emerging in early spring, you’ll be thrilled by the fast growth rate. In the summer, you will be awed by the impressive violet-blue spikes that bloom like candlesticks right up until autumn!

It is a favorite among Southern gardeners! Heat and humidity tolerant, plus it is fast-growing for the impatient! These are also deer-resistant and vigorous trees!

How to Use Shoal Creek Chaste Tree In The Landscape

Savvy gardeners plant this beauty as anchors for the Perennial border or Pollinator gardens, casting light shade over summer flowers. Light and airy, these branches won’t block your view, but provide graceful screening from the street or from the neighbors!

Create a splendid accent grouping in multiples of 3 or 5, or use several in a row as a hedge along a driveway or property line. The delicate air adds grace while softening the corners of your home’s foundation.

Keep the lower limbs as a privacy shrub, or remove the lower branches to reveal the multiple trunks and use Shoal Creek as a small specimen tree! Plant one as a focal point in the front yard or to highlight your entry steps!

Perfect for incorporating this delicate tree into your mixed-shrub borders, anchoring Cottage gardens or shading your patio and seating areas! Plant smaller trees into large planters around your patio and terrace, or prune smaller yet for porch pots!

Tips For Care

No need for any special knowledge or skill to grow this tree. It’s a very easy-to-grow plant. It is drought-tolerant and disease-resistant.

Loving full sun, Shoal Creek blooms best in 6 hours plus of direct sunlight each day. Shrugging off humidity, these thrive in growing zones 6-9. In colder zone 6 it sometimes is grown as a perennial where it dies to the ground each winter, then new shoots develop and flower each year.

Water regularly to establish young plants and do not let them dry out between waterings. Afterward, you should only need to water during extended dry periods.

Plant in any type of well-drained soil, while not particular, provide a rich, organic environment. Mulch the root system well to insulate the roots and keep them cool, while also regulating moisture levels in the soil.

Prune in early spring before flowers emerge so you don’t miss a single moment of these amazing blooms!

You will love the perks provided by this lovely little tree! Don’t let another summer go by without adding the beauty of Shoal Creek Chaste Tree to your landscape!

Shoal Creek Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’) Details

Common name Shoal Creek Chaste Tree
Botanical name Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 6-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 10 - 12 ft.
Width 10 - 12 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Water carefully to establish then as needed during dry periods
Soil condition Moist Well-Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Blue-Violet
Leaf color Deciduous