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Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)

Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)

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2 year old Bare root seedling 10”-16” 

The Chaste Tree, Vitex agnus-castus, is a remarkable plant both for its ornamental beauty and its medicinal properties. Thriving in a variety of climates, this versatile shrub is particularly noted for its use in herbal medicine.

Vitex agnus-castus grows as a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, reaching heights of up to 15-20 feet in ideal conditions. Its most striking feature is the long, slender spikes of lavender to blue flowers that bloom profusely throughout the summer, attracting bees and butterflies to the garden.

In colder climates, the Chaste Tree may die back to the ground during its first few winters, yet it resiliently regrows each spring, showcasing its hardy nature. This characteristic makes it a suitable choice for gardeners in regions with colder winters, as the plant can withstand such conditions and bounce back with vigorous growth in its first few years until it develops strong enough lignins to survive the cold.

Beyond its ornamental appeal, the Chaste Tree is renowned for its medicinal qualities. Historically, it has been used for various hormonal and gynecological conditions. Its berries are particularly noted for their use in herbal remedies that support women's reproductive health, including symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and menopause. The effectiveness of these remedies has been recognized in various herbal medicine traditions.

The Chaste Tree is relatively easy to care for, preferring well-drained soil and a position in full sun. It is drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal maintenance, making it an excellent addition to low-maintenance gardens.

With its beautiful blooms, medicinal benefits, and ability to recover from winter dieback, the Chaste Tree is a valuable addition to gardens, particularly for those interested in both the aesthetic and therapeutic aspects of plants.

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The Tree

Height at maturity:Up to 10 feet

Hardiness Zone:


Water Requirements:

Moderate moisture requirements

Years to bear:



Part Shade to Mostly Sun


Somewhat self fertile, works best with another pollinator nearby


Adaptable to many soil types.

The Benefits

-Berries for wildlife
-Small beautiful bush

Additional info

-Native to the mediterranean
-German doctors prescribe it to women on their moon time