Plant of the Week – Vitex

It’s that time of year when the Vitex start blooming their gorgeous blue-violet flower spikes, and people start asking what that is!

Vitex, also called Texas lilac or Chaste tree, is a rugged, easy to grow plant that tolerates our hot, dry weather very well. They bloom off and on throughout the summer season. Vitex can be used as a large shrub or a small accent tree, and as it matures, the unique structure of the branches adds lots of interest to the landscape.

Vitex grow best in full sun and well-drained soil, and once established, they require very little maintenance. They are also very disease resistant and perfect for attracting butterflies, bees, hummingbird and other pollinators to your garden. We currently have several varieties of Vitex in stock. Go to our Inventory and check out all the varieties we have, including sizes, prices and quantities.