- Botanical Name: Vitex agnus-castus
- Plant Type: Ornamental Tree
- Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Water Demand: Low
- Landscape Use: Border - Edge, Fragrance, Screen - Physical (e.g., barriers)
- Ornamental Value: Purple, White
- Native/Adapted: Adapted
- Wildlife Value: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
- Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
- Plant Form: Bushy, Upright
- Plant Spread: 15'
- Plant Height: 20'
A rapid-growing shrubby tree. Leaves are finely textured, gray-green. Butterflies love this tree.
Vitex likes full sun and is very drought tolerant once established. Although mostly seen in its multi-stemmed form, it can be easily grown into a small tree. The leaves of the vitex are an interesting palmate with a five-leaflet structure. When the leaves are crushed, they give off with a strong lavender smell. Both purple and white blooming varieties are available, producing spike florets that cover the tree in the middle to late summer.
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