First Editions Delta Blues Chastetree

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Don' fight the bluesembrace them! With the help of the First Editions® Delta Blues™ Chaste Tree PP#25,914 (Vitex agnus-castus 'PIIVAC-1') and its fine-textured pointed leaves and fragrant clusters of dark bluish-purple flower spires! You'll rarely see this shrub not in bloom throughout the growing season! Even the leaves are aromatic!

The tiny fragrant flowers are clustered along each long, slender terminal flower spike and last for a very long time from spring to summer! In some climates, Chastetrees will rebloom in the fall! The blooms are very long-lasting and are incredibly pollinator and Hummingbird-friendly! With Delta Blues™, you and your butterflies will relish in flower power from June until frost!

This First Editions® Chaste Tree is the first intermediate Vitex available. That means finer textured, more delicate foliage and a more compact, smaller canopy and fast-growth! Heat and cold-hardy throughout USDA plant hardiness zones 6 to 9, there are few pests, diseases, or deer that bother with this plant!

Planting and Application:

Chaste Trees can typically be larger plants, but this mid-sized Chaste grows into an 8-10 foot tall and wide rounded form! This new Vitex is still just as long-flowering and alluring to nectar-seeking wildlife as ever, and just as easy to grow!

Keep Delta Blues™ growing in its naturally shrubby shape for gorgeous privacy and screening with the branching to the ground. You'll enjoy lushious backdrops of color, outdoor garden room walls with blue floral wallpaper, and property defining hedges the neighbors will be too busy admiring to notice you've blocked them!

Delta Blues™ has a multi-trunked and densely branched form that also means you can 'limb up' and create a spectacular branched tree form for more formal or specimen plantings! Expose the lower trunks by removing the lower third to half of the branches to create an umbrella canopy that shines on a front yard berm, as a backyard conversation piece, or landscape crown jewel!

Wonderful accents to adorn the corner of your home's foundation to soften the corners, or become the star of the show throughout your butterfly gardens, and Cottage borders! Create a small patch of shade for perennials or give the backyard dog house a pretty tree for some cooling shade! The graceful branching and late-season rebloom make Delta Blues™ ideal focal points in a meditation or Zen garden!

  • Branched Spires of Bluish-Purple Flowers
  • Fragrant Cut Flowers & Pollinator Friendly
  • Aromatic Fine-Textured Foliage
  • Smaller Compact Rounded Form
  • Gorgeous Specimens, Front & Backyard Accents & Hedges

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Chaste trees and shrubs do well in everything from alkaline conditions to slightly acidic, to average well-drained garden soil to Mediterranean conditions and drought once they have fully established! Top the root zone with 3-4 inches of arborist mulch and water moderately at the roots to prevent leaf spot.

Clip spent flower heads to keep a clean look to the plant. This will also encourage a rebloom to occur. This mindful task can be quite relaxing, and it's never a chore to get close up to these fragrant plants! Lightly prune limbs, before you see new growth in early spring, by cutting back to the point that they originate from on the trunk. Cut back as much as 1/3rd of the entire canopy height in a season to control height, keeping in mind Chaste blooms on new wood.

  • Full Sun Plants
  • Ensure Well-Drained Soil
  • Provide Moderate Regular Moisture Until Established
  • Deadhead After Flowering
  • Blooms On New Wood - Prune Early Spring
  • Deer, Pest & Disease Resistant

Enjoy the best of the blues when you buy the First Editions® Delta Blues™ Chaste Tree in your landscape today! Nature Hills makes gardening easy and convenient by shipping quality plants to your doorstep!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

First Editions Delta Blues Chastetree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6 - 9
Growing Zones 6 - 9
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Vitex Agnus-Castus 'PIIVAC-I'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 8 - 10 Feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 Feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes