An unusually pure white selection of Vitex. Silver Spires produces medium sized spikes of white flowers that are held against the dark blue-green fragrant foliage. Vitex is a vigorous, disease and deer resistant, drought and salt tolerant large spreading to upright deciduous shrub or small tree. Excellent for Butterflies, Bees, and Hummingbirds. Silver Spires was the top rated white flowered Vitex in trials at Longwood Gardens.
Vitex are great for summer color and their large spikes of colorful flowers attract butterflies and bees. Vitex are adaptable to a wide variety of soil types and are considered to be drought tolerant enough to be suitable for Xeric gardens. These durable and easily grown shrubs are basically pest and disease free, are deer resistant, and are moderately salt tolerant. Removing spent flowers and seed heads will promote the production of wave after wave of new flowers throughout the summer and into fall.
Grows To: 10-15'H x 12-15'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10,11
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Moderate soil and aerosol salt tolerance
Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
Native To / Origin: Gardens
This plant may be toxic to humans and/or animals, click here for details
Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: May cause dermatitis in rare cases
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Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml