Vitex agnus castus

Chaste Tree
Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

15-20′ x 10-15′


Full sun


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Attracts Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #7, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

4-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Large, fast-growing deciduous shrub or small multi-trunk tree to 15-20’ tall x 10-15’ wide. Can easily be sheared to maintain a smaller size if desired. This floriferous species forms a dense rounded globe of pinnately-divided, aromatic rich-green foliage, accented with a profusion of showy, fragrant, lilac-colored flower spikes that appear late-spring through summer. A magnet for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Flowers are followed by small black fruit that persist into winter, and are used for various medicinal purposes. Tolerates heat and a variety of soil types, and requires only occasional deep watering once established, though a faster-growing, more robust-looking specimen is achieved with regular watering. Well-suited as an accent, courtyard or container specimen. Prefers a well-drained soil, and thrives in a full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 6A-9B
Sunset Zone: 4-24, H1, H2

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