Vitex Negundo is a hardier version of Vitex. A more subtle bloomer covered in pastel blue flowers during an extended bloom period. Hardy to zone 6, a tender perennial in zone 5. Read More
Vitex Agnus castus was known since ancient times as Chaste Tree for its supposed anaphrodesiac qualities. Chaste Trees were brought to the colonies very early for their qualities as a medicinal herb. Their beauty in the garden and the ability to supply poles for beans and peas from their vigorous annual growth.
Vitex Agnus castus is an improved selection of Vitex negundo. It has been selected over many years for its larger more colorful flowers. Both are equally attractive to bees though Vitex negundo is said to be slightly hardier. Both are vigorous growers and produce their abundant flowers on the current seasons growth.