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Lavender Lady Chaste Tree*

Vitex agnus-castus 'Lavender Lady'

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Lavender Lady Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus 'Lavender Lady') at Glasshouse Nursery

Lavender Lady Chaste Tree in bloom

Lavender Lady Chaste Tree in bloom

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Lavender Lady Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus 'Lavender Lady') at Glasshouse Nursery

Lavender Lady Chaste Tree flowers

Lavender Lady Chaste Tree flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Description:

An uncommon garden shrub with airy spikes of lovely lavender flowers throughout the summer, distinctive gray-green palmate leaves with silvery undersides; can be treated like a perennial and cut back each spring; flowers on new wood and regrows vigorously

Ornamental Features

Lavender Lady Chaste Tree has panicles of lightly-scented lavender flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early fall. It has grayish green foliage with silver undersides throughout the season. The fragrant palmate leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Lavender Lady Chaste Tree is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lavender Lady Chaste Tree is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Lavender Lady Chaste Tree will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Massing  Screening  Garden 
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Flowers  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features