Sep 21, If you prune the Vitex in the dead of winter, the Vitex may lose moisture from the pruning wounds and freeze to death if there is a hard freeze. Trim off all old blooms and seed heads by cutting at least 2 to 3 inches below each seed head. Dec 13, Pruning Vitex. Vitex is also called chaste tree (no idea why) and Texas lilac (although it’s not fragrant and is unrelated to true lilacs). When I was a kid in College Station, vitex shrubs filled corners of backyards.
City lots were much bigger then, and it wasn’t uncommon for the plants to grow 15 or 18 feet tall and 20 feet stumphauling.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins. Pruning a Vitex Agnus Castus Chaste Tree. Prepare a solution of 1 part chlorine bleach and 9 parts water.
Cut the entire plant back to the ground if it is severely overgrown, misshapen or appears unhealthy; the plant will return with new growth in spring and bloom in summer. Click to see full answer. Oct 05, How To Fertilize, Prune And Water A Vitex Chaste Tree Posted by Brent Wilson on 10/5/ to Fertilizing & Watering Tips Chaste trees, scientifically known as Vitex agnus-castus, are beautiful flowering trees that are exceptionally easy to grow and care for.
May 10, Once you know when and how to prune chaste trees, you can keep them looking neat and blooming all summer. Chaste Tree Pruning Info. There are several reasons to prune a chaste tree. Left to their own devices, they grow 15 to 20 feet ( to 6 m.) tall and 10 to 15 feet (3 to m.) wide, but you can control the size through pruning chaste stumphauling.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins.