Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’

(Shoal Creek Chaste Tree)


$42.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Shoal Creek’ is a chaste tree cultivar that is typically grown in warm winter climates as a vase-shaped, deciduous shrub or sometimes trained as a single trunk tree. In cold winter areas in USDA Zones 5 and 6, it is more often cut back each year and grown as a 4-7′ tall woody perennial shrub. Features aromatic, compound, palmate, grayish-green leaves with 5-7 lance-shaped leaflets and tiny, fragrant lilac flowers appearing in loose panicles throughout the summer. Flowers are quite attractive to butterflies and bees.

Description

Best grown in loose, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Plant in sheltered locations north of USDA Zone 7. In USDA Zones 5 and 6, this shrub often suffers winter dieback or dies to the ground. It is not considered reliably winter hardy throughout USDA Zone 5. Pruning after the first flowers fade stimulates new growth making possible a second flush of blossoms in late-summer or early-fall.

Additional information

Common Name

Shoal Creek Chaste Tree

Botanical Name

Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

15 ft.

Width

12 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

purple

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Orange/red

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