The Vitex Chaste tree is a must for even the most jaded flower lover. But, its blooms are just one of numerous reasons to have this deciduous beauty…
- Great in the ground or container
- Blooms in several seasons
- Fragrant flowers
- Wildlife attractant
- Low to no maintenance
- Drought tolerant
- Cold hardy
The Vitex Chaste tree sits pretty in almost any landscape feature. Clusters of fragrant lilac blooms (of 8 to 12 inches in length) begin their show in the early summer and last well into the fall. The enticing smell of the flowers will fill up the yard and attract an array of wildlife from butterflies to bumblebees to birds. Be careful: you may draw the envy of every neighbor within miles.
A Little Care Goes a Long Way
The Vitex Chaste tree looks high maintenance, but it’s not fussy at all. Follow these easy steps and you’ll have the happiest tree on the block?…
- Water regularly during first few growing seasons (and extreme heat) to establish a deep root system.
- Feed with an all-purpose fertilizer once a year in the spring.
- Prune in the late winter.
- Plant in the full sun in well-drained soil.
That’s it. Your life won’t be any busier, and your Vitex Chaste will make you look like a garden guru!
Endless Landscape Opportunities
The Vitex Chaste tree is adaptable to almost any growing medium. Sculpt as a shrub for a stunning hedgerow. Set it in a container for a touch of Eden on the patio. Or plant as a backdrop for your perennial bed. Whatever you choose–bed, patio, or driveway–your landscape will shine!