Shoal Creek Chaste Tree
Exquisite Blue Flowered Tree!
Shoal Creek Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’) is a new cultivar of a gracious old Southern garden classic. Chaste Tree is one of the few trees that blooms with violet-blue flower spikes all summer long. And Shoal Creek takes it up a notch, with longer lasting and more fragrant flowers than any before it.
Shoal Creek is beautiful whether in bloom or not. It makes a spotlight-worthy specimen or small patio tree, with its naturally occurring multiple trunks and airy canopy. Several together make a splendid hedge along a driveway or property line.
Your Shoal Creek Chaste Tree has wonderfully aromatic green foliage with a silver-blue cast. In the summer you will be awed by the impressive violet-blue spikes that bloom like candlesticks right up until autumn.
This isn’t a native to the United States, but is a favorite southern garden plant. It is fast-growing for the impatient. Savvy gardeners will put this beauty in the rear of their perennial border because it makes the perfect backdrop for summer flowers like coneflower, daylily and tickseed.
You don’t require any special knowledge or skill to grow this tree in your yard. It’s a very easy-to-grow plant. It is drought-tolerant and disease resistant. You will love the return you get on your limited investment (both in time and in money!) with Shoal Creek.
Don’t let another southern summer go by without adding some of these beauties from Nature Hills to your landscape!
* Multi-trunked tree
* Beautiful foliage
* Scented violet-blue flowers all summer
* Hardy and Easy
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
|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||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 12 feet|
|Soil Type||Moist, well drained|
|Moisture||Water carefully to establish then as needed during dry periods|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Blue violet|
|Foliage Color||Gray green|