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Vitex agnus-castus 'Abbeville Blue'


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Vitex agnus-castus 'Abbeville Blue' – Down south the beautiful Chastetree will develop into a small, rounded tree growing 15 to 20 feet tall covered with large, narrow spikes of blue flowers in summer. For us up north 'Abbeville Blue' is a reliable easy-care cutback shrub with multiple stems growing up to 7 feet in northeastern Connecticut each season flowering in August and September from the tips of new wood. Its dark green, satin-finished palmate leaves remain clean all summer long appearing not to be troubled by pests. The showy flower spires of 'Abbeville Blue', glorious against the dark green backdrop, are a magnet for bees and butterflies. We've even seen hummingbirds joining the feast. For us Chastetree has been a permanent and welcome fixture in our gardens whereas Butterfly Bush sometimes gets decimated in a harsh winter (except for 'White Profusion' which has been permanent here). Full sun in fertile, organic soil that retains moisture between summer rains. Cutting grown.


10-20 ft


10-20 ft




5 to 8(9)
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Characteristics and Attributes for Vitex agnus-castus 'Abbeville Blue'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring to Frost

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Specimen
  • Shrub Border
  • Hedgerow
  • Alee
  • Accent

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Draining
  • Adaptable


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown