Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)
Copyright: Fred Miller
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 Chasteberry, Sage Tree, Monk’s Pepper or Chaste Tree 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.
Chaste Tree is a Nectar Plant for:Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, and more
Chaste Tree Specifications:
Color(s): Purple, blue, violet
Sun Exposure: Sun, partial shade
Soil: Almost any type
Average Height: 10 ft. to 20 ft.
Average Spread: 10 ft. to 20 ft.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 6 to 10
Note: Can be mistaken for Butterfly bush