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Blue Diddley® Chaste Tree

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9
  • Height 3 - 6 Feet
  • Spread 3 - 6 Feet
  • Full Sun

Blue Diddley Chaste Tree is a brightly colored dwarf chaste tree (Vitex) that can beautify any landscape and performs best in hot, dry regions. Chaste trees are known for their long, cone-shaped flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Blue Diddley adds abundant bluish-lavender color to some of the sunniest and hottest areas of a yard in zones 5 through 9. Planting several of the shrubs together can form a hedge or border for the landscape that doubles as a butterfly magnet.

The dwarf growth of Blue Diddley Chaste Tree means it reaches no taller than 6 feet, a nice height for screens and hedges. The plant makes a statement all alone in a xeric garden, too, adding medium height and consistent summer color. Blue Diddley will spread to nearly as wide as tall (6 feet) with an upright, bushy shape. Pollinators love the flowers, and gardeners can cut flower branches for cut flower arrangements. Deer tend to ignore Vitex.

Blue Diddley Chaste Tree Care

Place Blue Diddley Chaste Tree in full sun and soil that drains well. It needs a little extra water in its first year. After that, it can get by with occasional watering and rainfall. Blue Diddly needs pruning only in spring, removing any limbs damaged during winter or showing no signs of new growth. Deadheading, or removing spent flowers, can promote more summer blooms. You can fertilize your Vitex in spring if you like.

Blue Diddley Chaste Tree Spacing

Blue Diddley Chaste Tree is a great plant to place near a sidewalk or driveway. For a pretty bluish-purple hedge, plant Blue Diddley shrubs about 5 to 7 feet apart from one center to another.

Blue Diddley Chaste Tree Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): Blue
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 3-6 Feet
Spread: 3-6 Feet
Spacing: 3-7 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Blue Diddley® Vitex agnus-castus 'SMVACBD' USPP 26,614
Common Name: Blue Diddley® Chaste Tree
Other Name(s): Vitex; Chastetree; Chasteberry; Abraham's Balm; Lilac Chastetree; Monk's Pepper
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Drought Tolerant: No
Features: Heat Tolerant
SKU:
VITBD

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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Summer

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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