Vitex tree, also commonly known as Chaste Tree, is an attractive, ornamental tree with striking purple blooms from summer until fall. Vitex prefers full sun, ranges in size from 10-25' tall and can spread up to 25' and can also be used as a shrub growing full to ground.
It shows resistance to drought and has average water needs and requires periodic pruning. It has a rapid growth rate and has brown bark. It may cause allergy or irritation if touched, so a precaution is required while handling it.
- Pros: Summer blooms, fragrant blooms, drought tolerant
- Cons: Deciduous
- Size: 10-25' height, 25' spread
- Light: Sun
- Bloom Color: Purple, Lilac
- Fall Color: Dull yellow, brown
- Water Needs: Low
- Similar Plants: Wax myrtle, Salvia