Chaste Tree;  Monk's Pepper


Vitex agnus-castus






Form: Shrub or multi-stemmed tree
Seasonality: Deciduous
Size: 25ft high by 25ft wide
Leaves: Dark green foliage, leaves compound; odd number of leaflets (usually 5); dark green above, lighter and hairy underneath
Flowers: Purple spikes to 7in long, drooping from the ends of branches; bloom in early summer; in some varieties flowers are pink or white
Fruit: Berries; small seed, smells like pepper, dark purple when ripe, hard, yellow inside.
Stems/Trunks: Beautiful rough and knotty trunk and branches
Range/Origin: Southern Europe
Hardiness: Sunset: 4-24 USDA: 6-10

Comments: Moderate litter, No thorns, moderate littering



  • Exposure: Full sun,
  • Water: Regular
  • Soil: Adaptable
  • Propagation: Seed, cuttings
  • Maintenance: Low; sucker removal

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