Vitex agnus castus - Chaste Tree
I just bought this awhile ago - purely a compulsion buy. It is so beautiful I just had to have it. Only now I have to find a spot for it!
Irvin, Amish nursery guy, told me it wouldn't get much bigger than it is now. In fact, he knew very little about it, as the tag had only the latin name on it. He said his supplier "talked him into buying some for his nursery". Well, I came home and got online right away. Here it is called Chaste Tree and can grow 10 - 15'! Oh my. Also, it may not be hardy in my zone. Irvin did mention something about cutting the top of it back in the fall, so he must have had an inkling it would get tall.
There was alot of very interesting information about the medicinal properties of the Chaste Tree throughout history as well.
The blooms look similar to a butterfly bush, but bigger and more compact. The foliage is quite different too. But isn't it pretty? Now, what can I relocate to make room for it? But not right away, as we are to have temps in the mid to high 80's next week again.