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Name: Carol
East Texas
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backacre
Apr 6, 2014 4:37 PM CST
I have probably made a mistake buying this plant after reading Wikipedia.....is it an invasive low growing spreading ground cover looking plant (like you see on dunes)? It is described on its label as a large (4 x 4) cascading shrub with continuous blue flowers throughout the summer. Thanks for any info.
Name: Rob Duval
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robertduval14
Apr 6, 2014 7:40 PM CST

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I'm going to assume you must have Vitex rotundifolia. From everything I can see out there on this species, it's turned into a serious problem in a few areas of the country.

Have you already planted it?
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Apr 6, 2014 7:44 PM CST
The pictures I have seen are pretty scary!
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Name: Carol
East Texas
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backacre
Apr 6, 2014 8:24 PM CST
Oh sorry!.....it is called a Beach Vitex Bush. I was sure hoping it was another variety. The chaste trees do so well here. Well, probably lost money on this one and will not plant it. Thanks guys!
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Apr 6, 2014 9:20 PM CST

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Well...Beach Vitex is the common name for Vitex rotundifolia. No other Vitex species shares this common name as far as I know.

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