Skip to main content

Chaste Tree

Vitex agnus-castus

Also known as

Agnus-Castus, Hemp Tree, Monk's Pepper, Queensland Lignum-Vitae, Tree Of Chastity, Chasteberry, Monk's pepper tree

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

6m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Chaste Tree Overview

This deciduous shrub has an open, spreading habit and aromatic, dark green leaves. It produces panicles of fragrant small lilac-blue, dark blue or white flowers in early to mid-autumn.

Common problems with Chaste Tree

Generally Pest & Disease free

    How to propagate Chaste Tree

    Seed

    Sow between 6 - 12C in autumn or spring.

    Cuttings

    Semi ripe cuttings

    Special features of Chaste Tree

    Attracts butterflies

    Other uses of Chaste Tree

    Ornamental, fragrance, border, foliage

    Sandy | Soil Specific

    A photo of Needle Palm

    Needle Palm

    Yucca filamentosa

    Explore all

    Company

    About usCareersPrivacy policy

    Candide is your guide to visiting UK public gardens. Find the best gardens, buy tickets and enter with just your phone. Download the app for offline tickets, community access and more.

    Terms & ConditionsCode of Conduct

    © 2022 Candide

    Made in Bristol