The Shoal Creek Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek') is a new and improved cultivar of the graceful old Southern classic! The Chaste is one of the few trees that bloom all summer and features vigorous growth!
Smothered in airy wands of waving, violet-blue flowers, Shoal Creek takes it up a notch, with long-lasting, fragrant flowers than any other Chaste before it! Pollinators will be grateful for the summer-long bounty!
Even when not in bloom, Chaste are spotlight-worthy specimens or small patio trees, with multiple trunks and an airy, vase-shaped canopy.
Featuring wonderfully aromatic green foliage with a gray-green to silver-blue cast. Emerging in early spring, you’ll be thrilled by the fast growth rate. In the summer, you will be awed by the impressive violet-blue spikes that bloom like candlesticks right up until autumn!
It is a favorite among Southern gardeners! Heat and humidity tolerant, plus it is fast-growing for the impatient! These are also deer-resistant and vigorous trees!
Savvy gardeners plant this beauty as anchors for the Perennial border or Pollinator gardens, casting light shade over summer flowers. Light and airy, these branches won’t block your view, but provide graceful screening from the street or from the neighbors!
Create a splendid accent grouping in multiples of 3 or 5, or use several in a row as a hedge along a driveway or property line. The delicate air adds grace while softening the corners of your home’s foundation.
Keep the lower limbs as a privacy shrub, or remove the lower branches to reveal the multiple trunks and use Shoal Creek as a small specimen tree! Plant one as a focal point in the front yard or to highlight your entry steps!
Perfect for incorporating this delicate tree into your mixed-shrub borders, anchoring Cottage gardens or shading your patio and seating areas! Plant smaller trees into large planters around your patio and terrace, or prune smaller yet for porch pots!
No need for any special knowledge or skill to grow this tree. It's a very easy-to-grow plant. It is drought-tolerant and disease-resistant.
Loving full sun, Shoal Creek blooms best in 6 hours plus of direct sunlight each day. Shrugging off humidity, these thrive in growing zones 6-9. In colder zone 6 it sometimes is grown as a perennial where it dies to the ground each winter, then new shoots develop and flower each year.
Water regularly to establish young plants and do not let them dry out between waterings. Afterward, you should only need to water during extended dry periods.
Plant in any type of well-drained soil, while not particular, provide a rich, organic environment. Mulch the root system well to insulate the roots and keep them cool, while also regulating moisture levels in the soil.
Prune in early spring before flowers emerge so you don’t miss a single moment of these amazing blooms!
You will love the perks provided by this lovely little tree! Don't let another summer go by without adding the beauty of Shoal Creek Chaste Tree to your landscape! Order today at NatureHills.com!
Before you buy, make sure you know what you’re getting! Single stem, multi stem and shrub forms are different so read a bit about which we’re currently offering below.
These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stem when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching. Sometimes, you will hear a single stem referred to as Tree Form.
These are plants with 3, 4, and sometimes 5 or more stems planted together in the ground in close proximity to form a clump. There are times multi stems are formed by a tree that branches at the soil line with more than one main stem.
These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms.
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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 12 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Water carefully to establish then as needed during dry periods|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|