Common Name: Chaste Tree; Monk’s Pepper; Hemp Tree
- Botanical Name: Vitex agnus-castus
- Native Distribution: Southern Europe
- Hardiness: 15 degrees
- Sun: Full sun; Partial shade
- Water: Moderate water needed; can be weaned off water as it matures
- Growth (rate, size and form): 20 x 20; Wants to be a large shrub
- Foliage (e/d, color, texture): Dark Green, deciduous, five-point.
- Flowers (color & season): Lavender Spikes, Summer to Fall
- Comments (litter, thorns, allergenic): Some leaf drop, bloom drop; no thorns
Special Features (wildlife, other): This is a beautiful tree to accent an outdoor area. There can be some dieback if this plant experiences long pods of freezing temperatures.