Vitex Product Description
The Vitex, also known as Chaste Tree, is a deciduous shrub or small tree that is widely used in North Texas. Vitex has a summertime display of purple blooms from mid-summer until early fall. Removing the spent flower spikes after the initial blooms have died will initiate another round of blooms. Vitex grows best in full sun and in well-drained soils. It will tolerate drought and various other soil types, but growth and flowering will be limited. In moist soils, growth can be rapid, but blooms will not be as vibrant in color. Vitex trees require heat for the best flowering. Vitex does best planted in full to part sun. Grows 12-15 feet tall. Deer resistant.