Prune the vitex in late winter or early spring with pruning shears.
May 10, There are several reasons to prune a chaste tree. Left to their own devices, they grow 15 to 20 feet ( to 6 m.) tall and 10 to 15 feet (3 to m.) wide, but you can control the size through pruning chaste trees. You can also control the shape by chaste tree trimming. Carefully placed cuts can encourage the shrub to put on new stumpdelimbing.clubted Reading Time: 2 mins. Oct 05, Chaste trees can be grown as a shrub or pruned to form a tree. I usually wait until a chaste tree is 4 to 5 feet tall before starting the tree forming process.
Tree forming is quite straightforward. In late winter, before new growth begins to emerge, simply remove lower limbs and branches to desired stumpdelimbing.clubg: Globe AZ. Oct 10, Vitex trees, also called monk's pepper or chaste tree, grows 10 to 15 feet tall and 15 to 20 feet wide. Vitex trees can grow throughout Arizona except in the coldest regions in the northeast. Water the vitex deeply every seven to 10 days in hot, dry weather.
In cooler times, once or twice a month is sufficient for the tree to thrive in Arizona. Prune the chaste tree in the late winter or early spring, when there is no growth under way. This will result in the least amount of damage. Step 2 Remove all broken, dead, diseased and weak limbs by cutting them with shears or a saw at the point of stumpdelimbing.clubg: Globe AZ.
Nov 20, Water established chaste trees weekly in the summer and every three to four weeks in winter. To shape into a tree form, prune the lowest branches and any suckers or side shoots each spring, until the crown is as tall as you desire. Prune dead or damaged branches in late stumpdelimbing.clubry: Tree.