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Vitex agnus-castus | Chaste tree - Height 125-140cm - 55lt

Vitex agnus-castus | Chaste tree - Height 125-140cm - 55lt

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Vitex agnus-castus, also known as the chasteberry tree, is a species of small deciduous tree belonging to the Verbenaceae family. It is native to the Mediterranean region and can be found in various countries, including Greece, Italy, and Turkey. The tree typically reaches a height of 3 to 6 meters (10 to 20 feet) and has a spreading, rounded crown.

The leaves of Vitex agnus-castus are palmate, meaning they are divided into multiple lobes that resemble a hand with outstretched fingers. The foliage is aromatic, with a pleasant herbal scent. The tree produces showy, fragrant flowers in dense clusters known as panicles. The flowers are typically lavender, violet, or pale blue in color, and they bloom during the summer months.

Following the flowers, Vitex agnus-castus develops small, dark berries that are roughly the size of peppercorns. These berries are a prominent feature of the tree and can persist well into the winter months. They are edible but have a bitter taste and are not typically consumed directly.

In addition to its medicinal uses, the chasteberry tree is also valued for its ornamental qualities. It is often planted in gardens and parks for its attractive flowers and foliage. The tree prefers well-drained soil and full sun exposure, making it adaptable to various climatic conditions.

Overall, Vitex agnus-castus is a versatile tree that offers both aesthetic appeal and potential health benefits. Its delicate flowers, aromatic leaves, and unique berries make it a noteworthy addition to any landscape, while its historical use in traditional medicine continues to intrigue researchers and practitioners alike.

  • Common Name

    Chaste tree

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    Fragrant, showy, lavender-blue blossoms.

  • Foliage

    Aromatic, palmate, green foliage.

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

3-6 meters

Mature Width

2-3 meters

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


Full Sun, Sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture


Growing Period




Sprint, Summer, Autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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