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Vitex

Vitex agnus-castus
Vitex agnus-castus
Monk’s Pepper, Chaste tree, Texas Lilac
Asia
15

25 feet
15

25 feet
  • Invasive in Central Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Deer Resistant

About This Plant

Not recommended. Included here as an example of aggressive non-native species to avoid in southwest Texas. Vitex spreads aggressively by seed, especially around limestone outcrops, dry creekbeds and riparian areas. It has shown a weedy tendency to escape cultivation and invade natural areas.

Maintenance

Cut back to the ground in winter to keep it as a shrub.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
15-25' H, 15-25' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Lavender
Bloom Time:
May, June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
Yes
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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