Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)

A quaint deciduous tree or small shrubbery bush, the Vitex will definitely attract butterflies, Hummingbirds, and bees to its sweet purple flowers.

The Vitex is also known as the Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, Sage Tree, or Monk’s Pepper and is similar in looks to Butterfly Bush (Buddleia).

It is known to be a hardy woody plant which resists cold, drought, and advances from deer. The long, cone-shaped blooms of the Vitex will add color and texture to your garden.

Attracts: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail,  and more

Color(s): Purple, blue, violet

Sun Exposure: Sun -partial shade

Soil: Almost any type

Average Height: 10 ft. - 20 ft.

Average Spread: 10 ft. - 20 ft.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 6 - 10

Note: Can be mistaken for Butterfly bush

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Photo Credits:
Fred Miller

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