Arabian Lavendar

tspaggApril 12, 2006

I am trying to find the botanical name of Arabian Lavendar. It is a shrub with bright purple leaves. We saw it on the garden tour and that is all the owner of the property knew. It is a stunning plant.

Terry in Scottsdale

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I believe it is Vitex Trifolia

    Bookmark   April 12, 2006 at 5:55PM
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Here's an answer to the Arabian Lavender question from the arid_gardener list serve.

I was a co-captain at garden #6 on the garden tour and also made up the plant list. I believe the plant you are refering to is the Arabian Lilac (it was identified as Arabian Lavender) that was growing in the center bed of the front yard. It's botanical name is Vitex Trifolia 'Purpurea' the top of the leaves are green while the underside is purple. It can be found at Summerwinds Nurseries and is grown by Monrovia. If you go to you can find photos and growing tips.

Christine Bahto
Master Gardener, Maricopa County, U of A Cooperative Extension

    Bookmark   April 13, 2006 at 1:53PM
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Thank you so much. Who would think lilac in AZ.


    Bookmark   April 13, 2006 at 6:22PM
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They also have this at Berridge's and Tera's nursery.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2006 at 12:54PM
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my arabian lavendar is looking very droopy and watering is not helping. does anyone have a remedy?

    Bookmark   March 10, 2009 at 12:50PM
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