Chaste Tree

Vitex agnus-castus

Chaste Tree

The chaste tree is a small deciduous tree or large shrub with showy violet  flower spikes. The flowers appear in the spring and summer and attract butterflies. Will tolerate dry conditions, but will perform better with light water. Moderately frost hardy. Usually multi-stemmed. Useful for areas where there is not room for a larger tree. It can be pruned in any way desired to achieve clearance and shading.

Description
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10-15 feet
Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate
Fall Color: None
Flowers: Catkins
Fruit: Small acorns

Planting Distances
Foundation: 3 feet
Drives/Patios: 3 feet
Fence: 3 feet
Small trees: 10 feet