Chaste Tree

Common Name: Chaste Tree

Scientific Name: Vitex agnus-castus

Origin: Chaste Tree is native to the Mediterranean and Asia

Family: Lamiaceae

Bloom time: Summer

The plant gets its name from the belief that it is an anaphrodisiac (decreases libido). This aromatic shrub of the mint family is produces masses of showy flower spikes that attract butterflies and other pollinators. In warmer climates, it can be trained to grow as a small, single-trunk tree or a large shrub.