Vitex agnus-castus

Vitex agnus-castus
Vitex agnus-castus 
chaste tree
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.5-1m
USUAL WIDTH
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS violet
BLOOMING TIME September - October
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
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Chaste tree is a unique plant from the Mediterranean. Thanks to its healing power it is often used in medicine and homeopathy. We will however concentrate on its looks which are definitely worth an article.

Its is an airy, low or mid-sized shrub with leaves that slightly resemble marijuana. They are 7-lobed, mid green, slightly hairy and aromatic. Tiny, violet flowers are formed in upright, terminal panicles and appear at the end of summer and continue until mid autumn.

It grows very fast and even if upper part of the shrub is killed in severe winter it makes it up the same year to its usual height and even produces flowers. In respect of its origin, in frost-prone areas we suggest growing it in sheltered locations, in full sun. It is soil tolerant and prefers warm soil as opposed to constantly moist, cold soil. Good drainage is a must. It is hardy to about -26°C (USDA zone 5b-6).

Last update 03-09-2008; 20-09-2016
SIZES and PRICES
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Vitex agnus-castus height 30-60 cm, width 40-60 cm
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Vitex agnus-castus height 60-80 cm, width 40-60 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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