Shoal Creek chastetree in bloom in the landscape Closeup of the lavender blue blooms of Shoal Creek chastetree

‘Shoal Creek’

Chastetree

Vitex agnus-castus

'Shoal Creek'

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Shoal Creek chastetree in bloom in the landscape Closeup of the lavender blue blooms of Shoal Creek chastetree
  • Floriferous
  • Neat habit
  • Deer resistant
Description

A superb selection with full, deep blue flower heads. An attractive medium shrub in the north, but a small tree 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.