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SILVER SPIRE CHASTE TREE
Vitex agnus-castus 'Silver Spire'
Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Has fragrant Flower and Leaf.
Additional Common Names
SILVER SPIRE CHASTE TREE, SILVER SPIRE VITEX
Rounded or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 4 - 15 feet.
Width: 4 - 12 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.
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 - 9.
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.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, and Birds.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Buffer Strip or Container.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Vitex agnus-castus 'Silver Spire' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jan 22, 2019.
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