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2.5 Gal - Shoal Creek Chaste Tree Vitex with Fragrant Purple Flower Clusters

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  • Salt-tolerant tree grows in USDA zones 6 to 9
  • Chaste tree requires full sunlight
  • Can be planted between spring and fall
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About This Product

The Shoal Creek Chaste Tree Vitex is well-known for its phenomenal summer bloom display. It produces violet-purple flower clusters that feature a light fragrance. Its bloom period is extended compared to other varieties. Flowers begin appearing in early summer and rebloom through late summer. The leaves are elongated and arranged in outstretched groups of 7. This foliage is bright green in color and semi-evergreen. Additionally, it grows upright with multiple central trunks. Warmer zones will see this variety as an evergreen, while cooler zones will experience it as a deciduous variety. In evergreen areas, the Shoal Creek will get upwards of 12 ft. tall and wide. In deciduous areas, it will tend to grow to about 6 ft. x 8 ft. tall. The Shoal Creek Chaste Tree is hardy from USDA Zones 6-9. It grows best in Full Sun and prefers average quality soil with good drainage. Water new plantings 2-times to 3-times per week for the first growing season. Fertilize with a slow-release, balanced fertilizer in spring. These Vitex trees are well-established in a 2.4 Gal. pot (#3 pot). They are not guaranteed to be in bloom upon arrival.

Highlights

  • Space plants 6 ft. plus apart
  • Grows well in average soil with good drainage
  • Extended bloom period through summer
  • Reaches 6 ft. x 8 ft. tall in deciduous climates, 12 plus feet in evergreen zones
  • Includes 1 plant in a 2.5 Gal. black plastic pot
  • Vitex agnus-castus Shoal Creek
  • Deciduous, fragrant blooms, and salt-tolerant
  • Due to state regulations, this plant cannot be shipped to HI, AK, GU, PR, or VI
  • Grows and flowers best in full Sun
  • Ideal for coastal plantings
  • Low-maintenance once established
  • Water 2-times to 3-times per week for the first growing season
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Model # 57463FL

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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height (in.)

144 in.

Mature Width (in.)

144 in.

Details

Additional Characteristics

Salt Tolerant, Water-Wise

Average Shipping Height (in.)

24 in

Best Time to Plant

Spring to Fall

Bloom Season

Summer

Blossom Color Family

Purple

Botanical Name

Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'

Common Name Family

Chaste Tree

Container Size

2.5 Gallon(s)

Container Type

Container

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Fragrance

Fragrant

Growth Habit

Multi-stemmed

Hardiness Zone

6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)

Mature Height (ft.)

12-15

Optimal Soil Condition

Neutral

Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)

72

Returnable

90-Day

Sun Tolerance

Full Sun

Tree Height Range (Ft.)

2-12 Ft.

Tree Type

Other

Wildlife Attracted

Pollinators

Wildlife Deterred

No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

8Questions
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Q:Is this plant pet friendly?
by|Apr 16, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Yes, Vitex trees, also known as chaste trees, are generally considered to be pet-friendly. They are not listed as toxic to dogs, cats, or other common household pets by major pet safety organizations. However, as with any plant, it's best to discourage pets from chewing on them to avoid any potential minor digestive issues.

by|Jun 13, 2024
    caret
    Q:Will this tree do well in zones 10a, 10b? What is the best time of year to plant? How big is the rooting system?
    by|Jan 12, 2024
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    A:  Hi Lovescolor. According to the distributer Flowerwood, this salt-tolerant tree grows in USDA zones 6 to 9. The Chaste Tree, (Vitex agnus-castus) 'Shoal Creek' requires full sunlight and can be planted between spring and fall. It does not state that this plant will do well in zones 10a or 10b. This Chaste Tree grows best in Full Sun and prefers average quality soil with good drainage. Plant spacing should be at least 6 feet apart. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Rick_HD_OC

    by|Jan 12, 2024
    caret
    Q:How tall will chaste grow?
    by|Dec 6, 2023
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    A:  The Shoal Creek Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek') is a deciduous shrub or small tree that typically reaches a height of about 10 to 20 feet at maturity. However, the ultimate height can be influenced by factors such as local climate, soil conditions, and care practices. This variety is known for its aromatic leaves and attractive, elongated spikes of lavender-blue flowers. Regular pruning can help maintain a desired size and shape, and the plant generally responds well to being trimmed. It's essential to consider the specific growing conditions in your area to get a better idea of how tall the Shoal Creek Chaste Tree is likely to grow in your particular environment.

    by|Apr 8, 2024
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      Q:Will it last in flower pot till I plant it next spring
      by|Oct 31, 2023
      1 Answer
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      A:  Chaste trees (Vitex) can survive in a flower pot until you plant them in the spring, but they may not thrive as well as they would in the ground. Ensure the pot is large enough for the roots, provide proper care, and protect it from harsh winter conditions. Keep an eye on its growth and consider transplanting it to a bigger container if needed to give it the best chance of flourishing until spring planting.

      by|Oct 31, 2023
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        Sent to my mama as a Mother’s Day gift. Although the shipping got delayed, it was still in excellent condition.
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        plant came damaged
        Received the plant and box was crushed and dirt was half out of plant and broken limbs. Not sure if it will live.
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          Disappointing
          Extremely disappointed in this plant. The one I received looked nothing like the picture. Photo very deceiving.
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            Beautiful and healthy!
            My plant arrived very well packaged and healthy. It looks beautiful! I’ve only had it for a week and it’s thriving!
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              Better than expected!!!
              Wow! This plant arrived so fast, and I was impressed with how it was packed!! I opened the box and could not believe how nice it was. Every leaf was in perfect condition and it was about three feet tall. Trust the reviews!
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                WOW! Would Buy Again
                I bought this expecting a tiny twig but this thing blew me away. Best deal on the internet for this plant and it's super healthy when it arrived. Would absolutely buy again.
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                  Just beautiful! I was really impressed!
                  My Shoal Creek Chaste Tree arrived in perfect condition. It was very well packaged. I was expecting a pot with a stick like the image shows, but when I opened the box, this beautifully blooming tree was in the box. It was about 2-1/2 to 3 foot tall and had a wonderful fragrant to it!
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                    Looked great! It was well packaged a survived the shipping in great condition!
                    Looked great! It was well packaged a survived the shipping in great condition!
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                    I didn't have high hopes so I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the box and the plant withi...
                    I didn't have high hopes so I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the box and the plant within it. It's already got buds. It definitely grew in a warmer zone. Here in the Northeast this tree wouldn't normally leaf out until May and might not bloom until June. No complaints here!
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