being watered frequently during dry spells
is not necessary, however can be cut back
by 1/3 in winter to control height or maintain
its name says 'tree' this shrub, like crape myrtle,
is actually a large shrub that can be limbed up
to form a tree. Vitex is one of only a few shrubs/small
tree we know of that produces blue flowers. The
vertical, blue flower spikes resemble those of
growth habit is very similiar to that of crape
myrtles being upright and rounded. Many people
say the green foliage resembles that of laceleaf
Japanese maples or cannibas (marijuana), so don't
be suprised if you are hauling one home in the
back of your truck and the police pull you over
for an closer look!
plant the Chaste Tree as a specimen focal point.