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Galactic Pink® Chastetree

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Galactic Pink® Chastetree is an intermediate size shrub that has beautiful pink blooms. The fragrant flowers, born in long panicles, bloom from June to October and attract pollinators by the dozens. The dark green foliage is clean and the branching is dense and full. Like all chastetree, it prefers well-drained soils, is salt tolerant, and deer resistant.

Plant Attributes

Galactic Pink® Chastetree is an impressive shrub notable for its stunning pink blooms. These fragrant flowers, presented in long panicles, emerge from June to October, transforming the plant into a veritable feast for pollinators. The enchanting pink blossoms stand out beautifully against the shrub's dark green, bright foliage, making it an appealing addition to any garden landscape.

This variety of chastetree grows to an intermediate size, typically reaching a height and width of 6-8 feet. It presents a dense and full branching structure, giving the shrub a robust and rounded appearance. Its growth habit is upright, which contributes to its overall stately demeanor. As such, it can serve as an attractive standalone focal point, or be incorporated into mixed plantings to provide an intriguing contrast.

Galactic Pink® Chastetree thrives best in well-drained soils and in full sun exposure, making it suitable for gardens with plenty of sunlight and non-clayey soils. This plant demonstrates a commendable hardiness in zones 6 to 9, and a heat zone tolerance up to zone 9, offering it a broad geographical range for cultivation.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, this chastetree variety offers several practical benefits as well. It is salt-tolerant, making it a potential option for coastal landscapes where many other plants may struggle. It also boasts a deer-resistant quality, providing it a degree of protection against these common garden visitors.

Landscape Use

The Galactic Pink® Chastetree's distinctive features and benefits make it highly versatile for a range of landscaping uses.

  1. Specimen Planting: Due to its stunning pink blooms, full, rounded shape, and medium size, the Galactic Pink® Chastetree is an excellent choice for specimen planting. It can serve as a striking focal point in a garden, creating a visual centerpiece that draws attention.
  2. Border Planting: With its upright growth and dense branching, this chastetree is an ideal choice for creating a living border or fence line. Its vibrant color adds an attractive edge to property boundaries.
  3. Pollinator Gardens: As the Galactic Pink® Chastetree's blooms attract a myriad of pollinators, it is an excellent addition to a pollinator garden. It can help to attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, promoting biodiversity.
  4. Coastal Landscaping: Given its salt-tolerant nature, the Galactic Pink® Chastetree can be effectively used in coastal landscaping designs, where many other plant varieties may struggle due to the high salinity.
  5. Xeriscaping: In regions where water conservation is critical, this chastetree can be incorporated into xeriscaping designs due to its drought tolerance and preference for well-drained soils.
  6. Mixed Beds and Borders: Galactic Pink® Chastetree can also be incorporated into mixed beds and borders. It can provide an impressive contrast with its dark green foliage and stunning pink blooms among other plant species.
  7. Deer-Resistant Gardens: For areas that have issues with deer, planting Galactic Pink® Chastetree can be an excellent strategy. Its deer-resistant qualities make it a practical choice for maintaining a beautiful garden despite the presence of these animals.

In all these applications, the Galactic Pink® Chastetree can serve as a vibrant, sturdy, and versatile addition to any landscaping project.

Planting & Care

Planting and caring for the Galactic Pink® Chastetree requires some attention to specific requirements to ensure the plant thrives.

Planting Instructions:

  1. Timing: The best time to plant the Galactic Pink® Chastetree is in early spring or early fall. This allows the plant sufficient time to establish its root system before the extreme temperatures of summer or winter.
  2. Location: Choose a location that receives full sun. This means the spot should have at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. This plant thrives in sunny conditions.
  3. Soil: The chastetree prefers well-drained soil. While it can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, or even clayey soils, proper drainage is essential to prevent root rot.

Planting Process:

  1. Dig a hole twice as wide and the same depth as the root ball.
  2. Remove the plant from its container and gently tease out the roots if they are compacted.
  3. Place the plant in the hole, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  4. Backfill the hole with soil, pressing down gently to remove any air pockets.
  5. Water thoroughly after planting.

Care Instructions:

  1. Watering: Water your chastetree regularly, especially during the first growing season to establish a deep and extensive root system. Once established, it is quite drought-tolerant, but it appreciates consistent moisture during extended dry periods.
  2. Fertilizing: Apply a general-purpose fertilizer in early spring before new growth begins. This can help provide the nutrients necessary for vigorous growth and abundant flowering.
  3. Pruning: Pruning can be done in late winter or early spring. This is generally done to maintain its shape and remove any dead, damaged, or diseased branches. The plant blooms on new wood, so pruning will not affect the current year's flowering.
  4. Pests/Diseases: The Galactic Pink® Chastetree is deer-resistant and generally has few serious disease or pest issues. However, always monitor the plant's health and consult with a local extension service or nursery if problems arise.

Remember, every plant's needs can vary based on local climate and conditions. It's always a good idea to consult with local horticulture experts or resources to understand the specific requirements for your area.

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Plant Features

  • Height: 6-8'
  • Width: 6-8'
  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Heat Zone: 9
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Habit: Upright, Rounded
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Foliage: Bright Green

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