Member Price: $39.95
Member Price: $39.95
The Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus) is a stunning and versatile plant that brings both visual interest and fragrant appeal to the garden. This deciduous shrub or small tree is native to the Mediterranean region and thrives in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 9.
Chaste Trees are known for their adaptability and resilience, making them an excellent choice for many garden settings. They typically grow to a height of 10 to 20 feet with a similar spread, forming an open, multi-stemmed habit. The Chaste Tree is drought-tolerant and thrives in well-drained soil, with a preference for full sun to light shade. The plant's leaves are palmately compound, with five to seven lance-shaped leaflets that provide a delicate, lacy appearance. The foliage is dark green on the upper surface and grayish-green beneath, creating a visually appealing texture and color contrast.
One of the most striking features of the Chaste Tree is its abundant, fragrant flowers. The blooms are small, tubular, and lavender-blue in color, forming showy, upright spikes that can reach up to 12 inches in length. The flowers appear from late spring to early summer and often continue to bloom sporadically until early fall. These blooms are not only visually stunning but also emit a pleasing fragrance that attracts a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
After the Chaste Tree's flowers have faded, the plant produces small, round, dark brown fruits that persist on the branches into the winter months. While these fruits are not typically consumed by humans, they have been historically used for their medicinal properties. The Chaste Tree's fruit contains compounds that have been used to support hormonal balance and alleviate symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause. It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional before using Chaste Tree fruit for medicinal purposes, as it may interact with certain medications or cause adverse effects.
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