Wordless Wednesday: The Jewel of the June Garden

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Chaste Tree (Vitex Agnus-castus)

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Chaste Tree (Vitex Agnus-castus)

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and has been a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to seven of his eight grandchildren.
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2 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: The Jewel of the June Garden

  1. Love this tree! It’s blooming in Greenville too.

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  2. johnvic8 says:

    This particular Vitex is unnamed (I do have a ‘Shoal Creek,’ which is also in bloom now). The one in the photo was grown from a cutting from my garden in Chapel Hill and is now nine years old. It, in turn, was grown from a cutting from my late Aunt Martha’s garden in Chatham, VA. There were some vitex at my grandmother’s and it may be that my aunt started her plant there. She loved to try cuttings. At any rate, I consider it an heirloom and am trying to propagate cuttings to give to others in the family.

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