Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'

Shoal Creek Chastetree

Newly planted

Newly planted

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Vitex

Parent: Vitex agnus-castus

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 10 to 15' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Shrub to small tree. Aromatic foliage, compound, grey-green with 5 to 7 leaflets. Fragrant lilac flowers in panicles in summer. Attracts bees and butterflies. Well-drained soil.


Goodness Grows introduction in 1983, selected for its cold hardiness, larger flower panicles and deeper color.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 3-gallon pot at McCorkles in June 2013 and planted it in the Golf Course Hedge. It was much too close to the Willow so in spring 2014 I moved it to the Wild Or Wacky garden.

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