Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus 'Abbeville Blue')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 4-20 feet
Plant Spread: 4-15 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Flowering Tree
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Posted by ediblelandscapingsc (Catawba SC - Zone 7b) on Jun 13, 2015 5:00 PM

The flowers are not a true blue like the name implies, instead they are just lighter colored than Shoal Creek.

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