Ideal for smaller spaces.

Vitex x Chicagoland Blues™

Ideal for smaller garden spaces, with exceptionally long flowers held on black stems, this improved selection, offers multi-season interest for gardens from California to Chicago and even in the deep south.

An exciting new hybrid with improved hardiness, Chicagoland Blues™ was selected from a batch of vitex crosses made by former V.P. of Horticulture, Kris Jarantoski of the Chicago Botanic Garden. A rounded form and more compact than the species, you’ll find uses for Chicagoland Blues that would be unthinkable with the average chaste tree. Ideal for smaller garden spaces, with exceptionally long flowers held on black stems, this improved selection offers multi-season interest for gardens from California to Chicago and even in the deep south. Extreme drought tolerance and sterile flowers make the perfect combination for this workhorse, easy-to-care-for shrub.

Note: This plant has produced no viable seed for the past 15 years and therefore should not have the invasive tendencies of Vitex rotundifolia, which is one of its parents.

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Who Am I?

  • Program

    Shrub
  • Genus

    Vitex
  • Species

    agnus castus x rotundifolia
  • Common Name

    Chicagoland Blues chaste tree
  • Botanical Name

    Vitex agnus castus x rotundifolia 'Daniel Searle' PP31659

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Summer
  • Size

    4-5' tall by 6-8' wide in the north, 6-8' tall in the south by 5-6' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

    5-9
  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, yet well-drained
  • Disease & Pests

    none known
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, mass planting, specimens, urban gardens
  • Propagation

    Cuttings

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