Vitex Delta Blues

Fragrant Blue Blooms from Late Spring to Early Fall

  • Compact Flowering tree that will turn heads!
  • Low Maintenance
  • More Cold Hardy than a Crape Myrtle!
  • Leaves and blooms are delightfully fragrant

The Delta Blues Chastetree is a stunning addition to any landscape, with its vibrant blue-purple flowers that add a pop of color to your yard. Keep in mind that it can grow up to 10 feet tall and wide, so be sure to choose an appropriate location for it. This versatile tree looks great as a single specimen, providing a striking focal point in your yard. It can also be used to frame your front door or the entrance to your driveway, adding a touch of elegance to your home’s curb appeal. With its bold, shrub-like appearance, the Delta Blues Chastetree is a must-have for any garden enthusiast.

Delta Blues™ Chastetree Care

Selecting the right location and providing appropriate conditions is key to ensure the thriving growth of your new Delta Blues Chastetree. Lucky for you, Vitex are an easy-to-grow plant that require minimal maintenance.

These trees prefer full sun but can tolerate light shade, and they adapt well to any well-draining soil. A 2-3 inch layer of mulch is recommended to help retain moisture and protect the roots, but be sure not to allow the mulch to touch the trunk, which can increase the risk of pests and disease. Water your tree deeply about twice a week for the first 3 months after planting, and then once weekly during dry conditions. Once established, Delta Blue Chastetrees are drought tolerant.

For optimal growth and blooms, fertilize with a slow-release fertilizer in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. These trees don’t require pruning, but if needed, prune when they’re dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches. Pruning back to the ground yearly is a great way to keep your Vitex looking fresh and full. Since flowers bloom on new wood, heavy pruning won’t impact the bloom quality.

Landscape ideas

Looking for a tree that can make a big impact in small spaces? The Crape Myrtle is a great choice! This versatile tree is perfect for small yards or tight spaces where you need a pop of color. It’s also great for use as a single specimen or in small groupings.

One great way to use the Crape Myrtle is to plant it next to a boulder, which creates a simple but stunning effect. Another idea is to use it to anchor other structures in your landscape. For example, you could plant one on both sides of your entryway or near your patio or outdoor gathering area to provide some shade while entertaining guests.

No matter how you choose to display this tree, it’s sure to make a statement. And with its beautiful blooms and compact size, it’s a great choice for anyone who wants to add some color and life to their landscape.