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Delta Blues Chaste Tree

Refined texture and upright habit

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 8 - 10 feet
  • Zone: 6-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid to late summer

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Delta Blues Chaste Tree

Description
Dark blue-purple flower panicles and slender, lancelet foliage give Delta Blues a more refined look than other vitex. Adding to its attractiveness are small, shiny red fruit. Delta Blues has a more compact, rounded to upright habit than other varieties. The chaste tree is a southern favorite that is gaining in other regions. In some areas, it is grown like a herbaceous perennial and its foliage dies to the ground. In warmer climates, it is pruned and treated more like a shrub. It prefers sunny locations and is a great choice for shrub borders. Vitex agnus-castus 'Piivac - II' PPAF
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameVitex agnus-castus 'Piivac - II', PPAF
  • Ships As4" POT
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread8 - 10 feet
  • Spacing10 feet
  • Hardiness Zone6-9
  • Flowering DateMid to late summer
  • Planting InstructionsPrefers a hot, sunny location. Shelter from cold winter winds in cooler areas. Set plant at the same level it is growing at in the container, firm soil and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareOrganic mulch conserves soil moisture and maintains soil temperature.
  • Flower Color:purple
  • Flower FormSlender, terminal panicles of small, tightly packed, tubular, fragrant flowers.
  • Foliage TypeDeciduous. 5- or 7-palmate leaves of slender, lanceolate leaflets, slightly toothed, dark green, aromatic. Leaves are grayish on the undersides.
  • Soil RequirementWell-drained, loose, moist soil.
  • PruningCan be pruned back hard in late winter to create a desired shape. Remove dead, broken, and weak branches. Remove spent flowers to encourage more. Late winter, when dormant.
  • Additional InformationOne of the most spectacular small flowering trees for the south. Avoid excessive overhead watering.
  • Unique CharactersticsFirst Edition Plants: Delta Blues™ is the first intermediate Vitex in the market. It is not nearly as coarse as other Vitex with a compact, rounded to upright growth habit. It has fragrant, dark bluish-purple flowers followed by small, shiny, reddish fruit. The foliage is dark green, fragrant and more refined than other selections. Delta Blues adapts to acid or alkaline soils as long as the site is well-drained. It is also salt tolerant.
  • Shipped4" POT
  • Height/Habit8 - 10 feet
  • Growth RateModerate to fast.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A-2B 9/5/2017 – 11/3/2017
3A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
Last Order Date Zones 1-2: 10/30/2017
Zones 3-10: 11/13/2017

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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