Vitex agnus-castus
Chaste Tree, Huang-jing-zi

Vitex agnus-castus, Chaste Tree, Huang-jing-zi

Vitex is a hardy, large spreading shrub with an open spreading habit. They are easily started from seed or cuttings and have lovely purple blooms from June through July.
Grow specs:
To 15 feet. Ordinary soil. Full sun. The fruits (seeds) of this perennial are valued for their cough-suppressing qualities. Also used for digestive disturbances, as well as menstrual, menopausal and PMS disorders.   (Photo © Steven Foster)

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