Chastetree (Vitex negundo)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 4 to 10 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 8 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Other: Palmate, grayish-green
Fruit: Showy
Other: Small round to oval drupes maturing to purplish-black
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Blue
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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June 1, 2011

June brings the end of school, Father's Day and summer. Summer brings hot weather and plants may need extra water. Honey bees will also need extra water to keep the hive cool.

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