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Asked by
joyce.babcock64 on
June 17, 2016

Q. Vitex

I planted some ferns at the base of my vitex plants (4) and you know how ferns are. Is it possible that with so many ferns the soil is becoming too organic? The vitex are just starting to leaf and it doesn’t look right.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 18, 2016
Certified Expert
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I would inspect your Chaste Tree for any other signs of issues. Look for pests or leaf damage.
If the soil is holding too much moisture with the underplanting, this could very well be an issue for your tree.
Check the soil by digging down a few inches. If is seems excessively wet, your tree may not be happy and over the long term could kill the tree.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/chaste-tree/chaste-tree-cultivation.htm

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Asked by
Ehar3025 on
July 2, 2016
Jackson, Ms 39211

Q. Vitex blossoms

My vitex tree has blossomed. Do I take off the bloomes? Will they reblossom without pruning?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 4, 2016
Certified Expert
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Deadheading the plant will help encourage more blooms.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/chaste-tree/chaste-tree-pruning.htm

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Asked by
yasminnahvi on
January 2, 2017
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Q. vitex and loquat tree

I want to plant a vitex and loquat tree in Sugarland TX. Please provide some information on how to take care of them so that they will survive and produce flowers and fruit. When is a good time to prune and fertilize them?

Asked by
billj on
August 29, 2017
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Q. Pruning Vitex Trees

I have three vitex trees that have many branches that do not grow but do flower on new growth. They appear to be dead but probably are not. These are due to incorrect pruning. How should I treat these branches? Cut them off? Prune them back? Thanks for any help you can give me.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 31, 2017
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Asked by
Canselmi on
September 9, 2017
Lafayette, LA

Q. Discolored leaves on Vitex tree

Most of the leaves on my tree are discolored. A sort of deep purple/gray. There are some leaves which are bright green and I assume they are new growth. This has been going on for a couple years now. It doesn’t seem to be affecting the health of the tree, just unsightly. Also, it doesn’t seem to bloom as much as before. See picture showing the affected leaves side by side with healthy ones.

Any idea what is causing this?

I am in south Louisiana and the tree gets sufficient rain fall and I have never fertilized it.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 10, 2017
Certified Expert
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You said the key phrase here... I would fertilize with a very even well mixed fertilizer... That, and dolomitic lime for pH. It seems to be running out of nutrients.

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Asked by
lgmiller on
October 4, 2017
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Q. Texas lilac vitex

Should the vitex be planted in a grouping ? Or is it too bushy?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 5, 2017
Certified Expert
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I would only recommend planting one in each space, as they do tend to get pretty wide. you can always prune them, but it will be best to space them out still. Here is an article with more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/chaste-tree/chaste-tree-cultivation.htm

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Asked by
liometopum on
October 10, 2017
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Q. Vitex

We have a couple of Vitex. One is thriving, but one died. It had a burl(?) type growth at its base, and that seemed to reduce the actual root connection. Images attached. What happened, and what can we do to stop it in the future?

Answered by
Chalchiuhticuenaabah on
October 10, 2017
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thanks for your information
animeyt

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