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PlantFiles: Vitex
Vitex trifolia 'Variegata'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vitex (VY-teks) (Info)
Species: trifolia (try-FOH-lee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral NoLawns On Nov 12, 2014, NoLawns from Warrenville, IL wrote:

I am hoping this plant is hardier than everyone thinks. I grow all other Vitex near Chicago with minimal to zero protection. I rooted cuttings, to over winter inside, and planted the mother plant. Will report back in late spring.

Neutral MotherNature4 On May 19, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This tender shrub makes a large, thick hedge when planted at 3' to 5' intervals. The aromatic leaves are pleasant and the light colored variegated leaves are attractive.

Unfortunately, it can become a pest plant in south Florida (Category II, Fla. Exotic Pest Plant Council).


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona
Big Pine Key, Florida
Sugar Land, Texas

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