#024 Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)

Located on the southwest corner of the Main Garden courtyard at Wing Haven, this Chaste Tree is still standing! This Original Treasure Tree was planted by Elizabeth Clarkson, the late garden writer whose home is now part of Wing Haven, from a cutting taken from her mother’s plant in Uvalde, Texas. The Chaste Tree is the reigning state champion (largest known specimen in the state) as of 2020.

Statistics (1995/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 98"/123"
  • Height (Ft.): 22'/26'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 28'/30'
  • Total Points: 127/166

More Information

  • Nominated By: Pat Rodgers
  • Year Added: 1995
  • Owned By: Wing Haven Foundation Inc
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Myers Park
  • Property Type: Private (fee)
  • Nearest Address: 248 Ridgewood
  • Ecological Value: Chaste Trees are originally from the Mediterranean region. Their fragrant blooms attract bees, butterflies and birds. Chaste Trees freely seed and have the potential to become invasive.