Shoal Creek Vitex ( chaste tree )
Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'
This cultivar of Vitex was selected for it vigorous growth habit, large flower spikes and it produces the best blue-purple flowers. Vitex are large multistemmed shrubs that maintain fairly dense, symmetrical and rounded canopies. It can be limbed up to grow into a small tree over time. Vitex also have some spring interest because the new branch growth has a showy purple color that turns red-brown and then a pale gray color as the branch matures. Vitex have medium to fine textured leaves that are 3 to 4 inches long with 5 to 7 leaves per stem. Great for use as a large flowering hedge or specimen plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
Height : 12-15 Feet Width : 12-15 Feet
Exposure : Full sun to partial shade
Hardiness Zones : 6-9