BLUE DIDDLEY®

Chastetree

Vitex agnus-castus

'SMVACBD'

USPP 26,614

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A specimen of Blue Diddley chastetree in a landscape surrounded by colorful coleus showing its ball like habit and dwarf stature Closeup of the spiky blue flowers of Blue Diddley chastetree
  • Dwarf habit
  • Heat tolerant
  • Deer resistant
Description

Rounded, dwarf vitex. Blue Diddley® dwarf chastetree is a fun little ball of lavender-blue flower spikes in summer. Its compact size fits nicely into perennial gardens and mixed borders. Treat like a perennial in the north and as a shrub or small tree in the south.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 3 - 6'

Width 3 - 6'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color Blue

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

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.