Prescott Chaste Tree

07/06/2018 | Ken Davis

This tree was named “chaste” in medieval Europe because it was wrongly thought a potion made from the flowers would cure an overactive libido. Just the opposite is true – you will fall madly in love with this heat-loving shrub-to-small tree.

A summer-blue flower resembles a lilac blossom and the blooms of a butterfly bush only much more durable in nasty mountain soils.  Almost always multi-trunked and grows in a vase shape up to 15′ tall.  It naturalizes well to low water use and native landscape designs.