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Aug 12, 2013 4:26 PM CST
|how does the vitex fascination propergate?|
what kind of fertilizer do you use on this shrub an when? I am in a drought now with heat index in the 100s
live in south texas. very hot and dry
Aug 13, 2013 12:58 PM CST
|Hi Dianne Welcome to ATP.|
Vitex can be grown from seed, soft wood cuttings and by layering.
Arabian Lilac (Vitex trifolia f. purpurea 'Fascination')
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/... (This link gives directions for layering shrubs)
Aug 19, 2013 5:22 AM CST
|At my house, hardwood cuttings work even better than soft wood... I can take large diameter sticks and bury lengths which become new bushes...|
Spreading ripe seeds at my house often simply provides food for the rodents and the birds... Tends to be hit or miss for me, but I get genetic drift, and different coloured flowers from seed, so... it's worth it to keep trying.
While vitex usually will survive drought conditions, it's not a good time to propagate them, or move them. Far better to wait until winter.
I'm not sure that fertilizing them is necessary, and it's always a bad idea to fertilize in the drought,
All I ever do for my vitex is spread woodchips around them...