Do vitex trees grow fast?

This tree grows at a medium to fast rate, with height increases of anywhere from 13″ to more than 24″ per year.

How large do vitex trees get?

Pruning. Left unpruned, vitex can become a sprawling, vase-shaped shrub that grows to 20 feet tall with a spread equally as wide. It is sometimes trained as a single-trunk small tree.

Is a chaste tree invasive?

Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste Tree) is listed in the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States. According to the U.S Forest Service, Invasive species have contributed to the decline of 42% of U.S. endangered and threatened species, and for 18% of U.S. endangered or threatened species.

Do hummingbirds like Vitex?

Vitex Chaste tree is an attractive small tree which blooms in dense clusters of fragrant pale purple flowers. Bloom over an extended season during the summer months when little else is flowering and offers hummingbirds food.

Does vitex lose leaves in winter?

Chastetree (Vitex agnus-castus) is a deciduous (loses its leaves in the fall), multi-trunked shrub or small tree native to southern Europe and western Asia. It is an excellent selection for southern landscapes in USDA zones 7 to 9 but will have cold damage or be killed to the ground in USDA zones 6 and colder.

Where should I plant my chaste tree?

Chaste trees need full sun and very well-drained soil. It’s best not to plant them in soil that is rich in organic matter because organically rich soils hold too much moisture close to the roots. Chaste trees do very well in xeric gardens where water is scarce.

What is chaste tree good for?

Chaste tree has been used to treat menstrual cycle problems and pain, premenstrual syndrome, and menopause. Chaste tree berries may help stimulate progesterone. This is a female hormone that rises 2 weeks before menstruation. It may help normalize estrogen and progesterone.

Does Vitex lose leaves in winter?