Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus)



Vitex agnus-castus

  • Small sized desert tree with long dark grayish-green colored leaves
  • Grows with a unique multi-trunk structure
  • Blooms with long purple - blue spikes during summer
  • Blooms commonly attract butterflies to landscapes
  • A wonderful accent for any landscape
  • Other common names Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, Abraham’s Balm, Lilac Chastetree, Monk’s Pepper

Vitex, botanical name Vitex agnus-castus, is an excellent choice for use as a beautiful garden or patio tree. They grow with a unique multi-trunk structure and bloom with long, purple-blue spikes during the summer that adds wonderful color to all types of landscapes in Houston. If you love butterflies, then the Chaste Tree is a must have landscape addition. When in bloom, butterflies will flock into your landscape, naturally attracted to the beautiful, fragrant lilac flowers. The showy flowers contrast beautifully with the gray-green foliage color and the turning, twisting trunks, so we also love to plant them as one of the most beautiful privacy hedges you can find!

A fast growing tree or shrub, Vitex Trees can grow to be medium sized. They are easy to care for, requiring low to moderate water use once established and do well growing in an area with full sun exposure. These are versatile plants perfect for training as a shrub border, grown in a container, used as a privacy hedge, or as a specimen in any landscape. We love to plant them throughout our area in both wildlife gardens and urban gardens.

Visit any of our huge Big Tex Tree Nursery locations our nursery pros will be glad to help you select the perfect Vitex tree for your landscaping needs. We can assure you that our trees are the best quality trees because are the growers and have been custom-growing them from our stock of premium quality specimens for decades! We have just what you need to transform and revamp any Houston landscape!


Smaller sized desert tree with long dark grayish-green colored leaves

Grown usually as a multiple trunk tree

Summer months present long pointed spikes of blue/purple blooms

Attract Butterflies