Get ready to fall fast and hard for the lovely look of the First Editions® Flip Side® Chaste Tree (Vitex x 'Bailtexone' PP 30,283). Growers can't get enough of this beautiful plant that gets its name from the olive-green leaves that flip to a dusky purple color on their bottoms with just the gentlest of spring or summer breezes.
This showy plant is all about color. It all starts in the early springtime when the upper surface of the tree's leaves come out in a verdant dark olive green with just a touch of mauve on the stems and petioles that yields to a purple-grey color by midsummer when it becomes heavily laden with blooms, blooms, everywhere. The delicate lavender blue flowers create nothing short of a symphony of color that the whole neighborhood can appreciate.
But the show is far from over. Just wait till fall rolls around and the foliage turns a pumpkin orange color just in time for a harvest encore of color. From a visual standpoint, the Flip Side® Chaste Tree really is a variety that keeps on (and on and on) giving. You'll find that this tree is deciduous in colder climates but may hold its foliage in the warmer regions.
Fine Gardening magazine dubbed this plant as one of the best new varieties of the year in its June 2019 edition.
And while the color of the foliage is to be celebrated, the true magic happens when the Flip Side® develops its super-sized panicles that measure around 8 inches in length. These deep purple flowers are a sight to behold and super fragrant.
Don't be surprised if neighbors drop by just to bask in their aroma. And they won't be alone. Butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators will stop by, too. The abundance of blossoms on the tree nearly guarantees it.
Taking care of the Flip Side Chaste Tree is so simple and easy that even novice gardeners can grow it when they add it to their landscape. Order yours now!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Vitex x 'Bailtexone'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 10 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Foliage Color||Grey Green, Purple|