Vitex Negundo, Nirgundi ( Black ) - Plant
Description for Vitex Negundo, Nirgundi ( Black )
Vitex negundo, commonly known as the Chinese chastetree, five-leaved chaste tree, or horseshoe vitex, is a large aromatic shrub with quadrangular, densely whitish, tomentose branchlets.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Shephalika, Nisinda||White & light blue||June to August||6 to 12 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Vitex negundo is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3 m (9ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from Sep to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.
|Full sun||Well-drained soils||Medium||20 to 30 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Vitex Negundo
- Chinese Vitex prefers warm sunny positions with a light, well drained soil. Other soil types and poor soils are acceptable, as is moist or drier soil. Some shade may be okay depending on other factors, but full shade will not produce good results. Although, the plant will tolerate temperatures to -10 C, it is best to protect it from cold, drying winds.
It is not very hardy in climates similar to cold European winters. The seed should be sown in March or semi hardwood cutting may be taken for propagation.
Typical uses of Vitex Negundo
Special features: The leaves are used to repel insects in grain stores.
Culinary use: Leaves
Ornamental use: Interesting foliage and late summer flowers are attractive in shrub borders.
Medicinal use: This species is widely used in Chinese herbal medicine, it is the second most important treatment for chronic bronchitis
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