Row of Vitex Trees
Micro shot of a Vitex Flower with a bee perched on a bud.
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Moon Valley Nurseries Vitex


Vitex agnus-castus

  • Smaller-sized desert tree with long dark grayish-green colored leaves
  • Grown usually as a multiple-trunk tree
  • Summer months present long, pointed spikes of blue/purple blooms
  • Attract Butterflies
Full Sun
Hardiness Zones:
6 - 9
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Vitex, botanical name Vitex agnus-castus, also known as the Chaste Tree, offers a gorgeous display of handsome gray-green foliage and terminal clusters of fragrant lilac blooms. Native from the Mediterranean region to central Asia, this fast-growing small to medium-sized tree will enhance any landscape with beauty and is sure to attract hummingbirds and swarms of butterflies. This is an excellent choice for a beautiful garden or for use as a patio tree.

Easy to care for and water-wise, Vitex needs full sun and low to moderate water use once established. This beautiful deciduous is typically grown as a multi-trunk tree, with turning, twisting trunks giving it a unique statuesque appearance under the bright flowering canopy.

Vitex trees thrive in the heat and can be seen used in a wide range of landscapes. Plant a Chaste tree in an urban garden and bring natural beauty to any urban setting. It's also great for use as a hedge, in a wildlife garden or kept in a container. Visit your local Moon Valley Nurseries location and check out our fine imported pottery for sale! This is a versatile tree that can be used in coastal landscapes to desert landscapes. Homeowners looking to add a beautiful tree to their garden will love the fragrant, showy flowers.

Fun fact: Vitex agnus-castus has been used since ancient times as a medicinal remedy.

Vitex trees can be trained for use in shrub border, complementing a variety of plants such as Rose, Smoke Tree and Maiden Grass. Feel free to train high if you want a good small shade tree in your landscape too. Plant in full sun locations, it can take the drought and heat! At our nurseries, you can take advantage of a free design consultation to guide you in your landscaping needs.

Plant with Moon Valley Nurseries line of fertilizers for spectacular results! Let us do the work. We offer free professional planting on all box sized trees as well as the best warranty in the industry! You buy it, we can deliver and plant it!

Every time a plant is watered, the soil should be thoroughly saturated to a depth of at least 2 to 3 feet and at least as wide as a tree well. Very slow and deep watering is always recommended. During periods of extreme heat, we advise at least 1 additional time per week of watering for all varieties. For periods of heavy rain (1/2” or more) adjust accordingly by possibly skipping a watering session for that time.



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