0AA5 The New and Improved Chaste Tree | UGA Cooperative Extension

Chaste tree (genus Vitex) is an ornamental with many desirable qualities for the urban landscape. It is a deciduous shrub to small tree proffering violet flowers, which are a magnet for pollinators, fragrant foliage, and excellent drought and deer tolerance. It's not surprising that it has been touted as one of the best plants for Georgia gardens. There is always room for improvement on what nature provided, so the breeding team at the University of Georgia Department of Horticulture has spent years working to improve on this valuable ornamental, and they are ready to offer several great new plants: 'Daytona Heat Danica Pink,' 'Daytona Heat Dale White,' 'Daytona HeatTM Petty Blue,' 'Pink Pinnacles,' and 'Little Madame.' This publication highlights the features of these chaste trees.


Status and Revision History
Published on Nov 24, 2015

Faculty
Bodie V. Pennisi Professor; Areas of Interest: Commercial landscape, Horticulture Carol D. Robacker Associate Professor; Areas of Interest: Ornamental breeding, Horticulture David A. Knauft 1C53 Interim Department Head for ALEC, Part Time Horticulture Professor, Horticulture
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