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Vitex Lignum-Vitae

 

Satinwood Tree

The Chaste Tree is widely cultivated in warm temperate and subtropical regions for its delicate-textured aromatic foliage and butterfly attracting spikes of lavender flowers in late summer in cooler climates. It requires full sun or partial shade along with well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. May suffer foliage damage and stem die-back in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C. Vitex Lignum-Vitae is a drought hardy tree, with fluted bark, glossy leaves, and which bears large pink berries (looking similar to lilly pilly berries, but a lot larger).

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plant Features
  • Satinwood Tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Satinwood Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Satinwood Tree is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Satinwood Tree likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Satinwood Tree

Latin name

Vitex Lignum-Vitae

type

Deciduous trees or shrubs

family

Lamiaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Satinwood Tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Satinwood Tree is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Satinwood Tree likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Satinwood Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Satinwood Tree is 5.00meters x 12.00meters 5.00 M 12.00 M

Vitex Lignum-Vitae

The Chaste Tree is widely cultivated in warm temperate and subtropical regions for its delicate-textured aromatic foliage and butterfly attracting spikes of lavender flowers in late summer in cooler climates. It requires full sun or partial shade along with well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. May suffer foliage damage and stem die-back in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C. Vitex Lignum-Vitae is a drought hardy tree, with fluted bark, glossy leaves, and which bears large pink berries (looking similar to lilly pilly berries, but a lot larger).


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant out Vitex into any moist, well drained soil in full sun. It prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soils.Vitex are generally tough plants and will thrive in most conditions provided the soil isn't dry. In frost prone areas, plant where it receives shelter from cold, drying winds.

 
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