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Vitex trifolia purpurea - Arabian Lilac

Vitex trifolia purpurea works well as a specimen plant with its distinctive foliage color. The tops of the leaves are green and the bottoms purple. The leaves are sharply angled at the mid-rib so the purple and green contrasts nicely. Vitex trifolia purpurea leaves are fragrant. Arabian Lilac grows at a moderate pace to form a 8 x 8 foot shrub. Vitex trifolia purpurea is quite drought tolerant once established. Arabian Lilac plants are hardy into the low 20's and are hard pruned by Winter below 25° F. Vitex trifolia purpurea grows well in full sun to partial shade. Lavender-blue flowers are produced in the late Spring, Summer and into the early Fall.

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Vitex trifolia purpurea, Arabian Lilac