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Vitex – aka Chaste Tree - this is in my front yard. I love this tree Grows well in Texas!

Vitex / Chaste tree -Grows well in Texas. Deer will not touch it, drought will not droop it and if it gets too tall you can cut it back hard since it blooms on new wood. Looks amazing mixed in with grasses and Knockout roses.

Hometalk :: Five reasons you should plant a Vitex (large shrub/small tree).

Five reasons you should plant a Vitex

8 of the only shrubs you will ever need to grow without a lot of work.

The Only Shrubs You Need to Grow.This is a picture of purple smoke bush that ignites the border. Their stems grow straight up like pipe cleaners, a habit which makes them useful additions to any border in need of diverse forms.

PLANTanswers: Plant Answers > Texas Lilac Vitex * The Next Mega-Superstar Plant for Texas (also known as Chaste Tree)

vitex: just back from Charlottesville where I saw many of these.  hmmm.

Vitex tree, or Chaste tree. It is a deciduous shrub that is commonly trimmed into a small tree. Normal bloom times in North Texas are from May to September. It is a well adapted plant for most landscapes in Texas.

Langman's Sage BUSH/ Leucophyllum langmaniae/ Mature Size: 5' h x 5' w/ Flower Color: Lavender/ Sun: full or reflected sun/ Flower Season: summer to fall/ Water: very low/ Growth Rate: moderate/ Form: rounded, dense/ Evergreen? evergreen/ Hardiness: 1-10° F/ Litter: low/ Other Features: Provides significant summer color

Langman's Sage BUSH/ Leucophyllum langmaniae/ Mature Size: h x w/ Flower…

Astilbes.  I like it for the part shade areas...along with hosta and fern.

Color in shade garden: Astilbes. Gorgeous in shade garden. Complement with hosta, bleeding hearts, primrose, lenten roses, and other shade loving plants.

Texas Sage - This is a wonderful plant that not only adds a lot of purple to the landscape but also a neutral tone that goes well with a lot of other desert, southwest, and native plants. Texas sage can get quite large so it works well as a background, border, boundary, and specimen.

Texas Sage - This is a wonderful plant that not only adds a lot of purple to the landscape but also a neutral tone that goes well with a lot of other desert, southwest, and native plants. Texas sage can get quite large so it works well as a background,

Spring Hill Nurseries - Pink Muhly Grass - totally need for the front yard:  extremely easy, thrives despite heat, humidity, drought, even poor soil!  3' tall, 2 1/2' wide - full sun

Spring Hill Nurseries - Pink Muhly Grass - thrives despite heat, humidity, drought, even poor soil!

'Highlander' Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens 'Highlander'): Fast growing, upright shrub. dark green foliage holds its color all winter. Leaves are slightly larger than common boxwood, feature the same dark green. Can grow 2 feet+ per year. pyramidal growth habit makes it good choice for flanking entries. Full sun to light shade and moist, well-drained soil. 6-7 feet tall, 3-1/2 feet wide. Zones: 5-9

New Trees and Shrubs for 2013

'Highlander' Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens 'Highlander') - evergreen shrub - Growing Conditions: Full sun to light shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: feet tall, feet wide Zones:

Wonder if this tree can grow in hell..uh Texas I mean Texas HAHA its too cute I want one!

Our Favorite Small Trees

Valued for its outstanding display of pink or white flowers in spring, redbud is an easy-to-grow small tree with delightful heart-shape leaves that turn golden-yellow in fall. It thrives in sun or partial shade and is native to areas of North America.

Eastern Redbud (<em>Cercis canadensis</em>)

Trees for Small Yards

Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) Though tolerant of winter cold, the redbud likes the warm summers of its native Appalachian habitat. Its rosy-magenta spring flowers, heart-shaped leaves, and compact form translate well to suburban settings.

Chaste Tree (Vitex Agnus-Castus) - Zone 5-9 Full Sun 15'-25' Height/Width. With 'true blue' clusters of fragrant flowers (although they can also be pink, purple, or white) this deciduous multi-trunk (with winter pruning) tree is great as: Single specimen in the lawn, In a row along a property line or a driveway with lower plants growing beneath it, or Small patio tree. Well-drained soil, very drought tolerant once established. Thrives in heat. Attracts butterflies & bees.

With 'true blue' clusters of fragrant flowers (although they can also be pink, purple, or white) this deciduous multi-trunk (with winter pruning) tree is great as: Single specimen

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