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)
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.