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ALBA CHASTE TREE, ALBA VITEX
Vitex agnus-castus 'Alba'

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Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Has fragrant Flower.

Family: Verbenaceae

Additional Common Names

ALBA CHASTE TREE, ALBA VITEX

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 10 - 15 feet.

Width: 15 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Palmately Compound with Elliptic Leaflets, Green or Blue Green, No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Brown, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Leaf Spot or Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip or Container.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Vitex agnus-castus 'Alba' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Oct 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/vitex-agnus-castus-alba >

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