Spiky blue bloom of Abbeville Blue chastetree with very prominent stamens An Abbeville Blue chastetree in bloom with a lawn in the background

‘Abbeville Blue’

Chastetree

Vitex agnus-castus

'Abbeville Blue'

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Spiky blue bloom of Abbeville Blue chastetree with very prominent stamens An Abbeville Blue chastetree in bloom with a lawn in the background
  • Floriferous
  • Neat habit
  • Deer resistant
Description

Selected for consistency and clear blue flowers. An attractive medium perennial/shrub in the North, but reaches more tree-like proportions in the South. Bold, 12-18" fragrant flower spikes in mid to late summer. Late to break bud in the spring.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 4 - 10'

Width 4 - 10'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color Blue

Foliage Color Green

Soil Requires well-drained soils.

Pruning Blooms on new wood - prune as needed in spring.

Uses Mixed borders; specimen.

Growing Tips May die back to the ground in winter in colder climates, which will naturally limit its height (new wood blooming ensures flowers each summer, however). In warmer areas, where dieback is minimal, prune as needed to develop desired shape.