Outdoor Yard Chaste Trees
Chaste trees blooms from late spring until early fall with long, upright spikes of pink, lilac and white flowers. Sometimes known by its genus name Vitex, the chaste trees reaches a height at maturity between 15 feet and 30 feet (4.6 meters and 9.1 meters), depending on the climate, with an equally wide spread. It is a deciduous shrub with striking, bluish-purple flowers that bloom throughout the summer. Chaste tree leaves are dark green on the top, and silvery gray underneath. The plant can be grown as an attractive addition to the landscape and has also been used medicinally for many years, principally to relieve issues unique to women. When planted in a garden, chaste trees in bloom is stunning. Several can also be planted in a row to make a spectacular, flowering border. The blooming season may be extended by deadheading the flowers as they fade.
In its native habitat, the chaste trees grows in moist areas. A chaste tree can grow in a variety of soils as long as the ground is fertile, with good drainage, and the plant receives enough water while it is becoming established in its new home. It requires full sun, and when grown under the right conditions is considered a hardy plant that is easy to maintain.
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