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Chaste tree is blooming

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Chaste tree is blooming



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Don't know this plant, it's interesting looking. How large a tree is this?

30 Jul, 2008

 

Mine is about 9 ft tall, but I cut it back by half every spring, so I've never let it reach it's full potential.I have a hardy banana tree behind it, that needs some sunlight. I think most chaste trees top out at 15 feet. The variegated plant in this pic is called Aucuba, I guess this would be our cold hardy version of your croton...lol. It's what I have to settle with anyway !

30 Jul, 2008

 

Why is it called "Chaste"? It looks quite wanton to me!!! But the whole picture is beautiful. Is the purpley one an acer?

6 Aug, 2008

 

Hahahaha.... Magnoliatree, that's so funny, good question too. I know I felt 'tempted' when I saw it at the nursery, and I felt a strong 'desire' to have it growing in my own yard, so I gave in and bought it ! We should rename it 'tease tree' instead...lol.
P.S. To answer your question, yes you are quite right, that is an acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' in the background. Thanks for the laughs....

6 Aug, 2008

 

Your chaste tree looks like my Buddliea. Is it the same with your local name, or a different thing altogether.

7 Aug, 2008

 

Thanks everyone !
Hi Chris, I thought it was a different cultivar of buddleia too the first time I had a glimse of it at the nursery, but it's not. It's not fragrant like a buddleia either. The botanical name for it is Vitex agnus-castus. It has several common names, chaste tree is the one most used around here where I live. It's good points are that it is very tough once established and very drought tolerant, and it's hardy to zone 6 .

7 Aug, 2008

 

Oh poo! I'm zone 5b...rats..rats..rats!

11 Aug, 2008



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