Chaste Tree

Vitex agnus-castus 'Abbeville Blue' Lamiaceae

Growth habit


Biocultural value

The small blue-black berries have been used since ancient times to treat gynecological disorders due to compounds that regulate reproductive hormones.


Robison Herb Garden, Young Flower Garden

Source of plant

Sooner Plant Farm, Horticultural Associates


Shrub or small tree 10-15' tall and 6' across with fragrant, lavender blue flowers that persist throughout the summer. Interesting silver blue foliage has fuzzy white undersides and are somewhat delicate in appearance.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

flowering season, foliage characteristics, medicinal/pharmaceutical