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Shoal Creek Chaste Tree (Vitex)

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About Shoal Creek Chaste Tree (Vitex)

The Shoal Creek Vitex Chaste Tree has enough dynamic foliage and bloom interest to go around! Dense violet-purple flower panicles appear in summer and continuously rebloom over a particularly long season. These Vitex blossoms traditionally reach 8-12″ long and put on an impressive display thanks to their vast numbers. Additionally, they feature a pleasant sage-like fragrance as well.

The Shoal Creek brings more than blooms to the table though! Leaves grow in a hand-like pattern and feature 5-7 leaves in each grouping. They sport an attractive bright green shade that is a fantastic backdrop for the characteristic blooms.

The Shoal Creek Vitex is traditionally grown as a shrub in colder environments where it will die back to the ground every winter as a deciduous plant. In these climates expect a mature size of 4-7 feet. Warmer climates will see this Vitex attaining impressive heights and becoming a small tree, traditionally around 15-20′ H x 15-20′ W.

This tree is fast-growing, but its rapid growth isn’t sloppy and unpredictable. It tends to grow in multiple trunks with an upright tendency that doesn’t require pruning. Consequently, this is a low-maintenance cultivar.

The fragrant nature of the Shoal Creek Chaste Tree’s blooms attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Therefore, any fan of pollinators will love this tree!

This plant is noted to be deer resistant and is known to have few insects or diseases that frequently trouble it.

Coastal southerners, especially, will appreciate the Shoal Creek Chaste Tree in their landscape due to its high salt and heat tolerance too. Try planting the Shoal Creek with another coastal favorite, Adagio Miscanthus Grass or Mojo Pittosporum.

*The Shoal Creek Vitex Chaste Tree is a deciduous/semi-evergreen plant and will go dormant during the winter months. When this plant is ordered during the Fall/Winter expect seasonal foliage decline(discoloration, spots, leaf drop) or the plant to arrive completely dormant.*

Shoal Creek Chaste Tree Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 6-9.

Plant in Full Sun for best results. Less sunlight will reduce the bloom yield.

Water regularly after planting, a few times a week should be sufficient. As a result, this will allow the plant to send roots deeper, which will improve its long-term longevity.

Well-draining, loose soil is ideal for this variety.

Apply a slow-release, balanced fertilizer to the Shoal Creek Vitex in early spring.

How to Space Your Shoal Creek Chaste Tree 

If you plan to keep your Shoal Creek Chaste Tree pruned plant them 5-6 feet apart. For space between unpruned plantings, plant them 10-12+ feet apart.

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Check out a Southern Living article on the Chaste Tree

Scientific Name
Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'
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Average Size
15' x 20' H x 15'-20' W
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6 reviews for Shoal Creek Chaste Tree (Vitex)

  1. Gloria (verified owner)

    Chaste arrived promptly and in very healthy condition, I promptly planted and watered it and in a matter of days it bloomed! If these are the types of plants I can expect I will definitely be buying more, lots more….THANK YOU plantsbymail for a wonderful unexpected experience.

  2. Randy C (verified owner)

    These plants arrived on time and in great condition.
    I will definitely be checking the inventory and selection at Plants by Mail for future purchases!

  3. Hope Dahlke (verified owner)

    Arrived promptly, well packaged, very healthy, robust plants! Could not be more pleased.

  4. Kevin P Scott (verified owner)

    Plants arrived in beautiful condition, larger than expected, very happy!

  5. Pamela.Gibbs (verified owner)

    Arrived promptly, well packaged, very healthy, robust plants!

  6. chdahlke (verified owner)

    Will place this tree in a prominent spot in my yard. Looking forward to the beautiful blooms!

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