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About Vitex negundo

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. This plant can grow up to 4-meter height. Plants bear a purple showy flower year round and the inflorescence is terminal and axillary.

Fruits are small black color berry. This plant has compound leaves which consist of five leaflets. Upper leaves

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Chaste tree, Nirgundi, Five-leaved chaste tree, or Horseshoe vitex
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 4 m
Flower Colour Purple
Bloom Time June to August
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Watering should be done early in the morning if the soil is dry.
  • Avoid overwatering.
  • You can prune the plant in the spring season to maintain the bushy.

    Vitex negundo care

    This plant is propagated by the seeds. Best suitable sowing time is monsoon season. Grow well in full to partial sunlight. You can plant into the pot or container using the potting mix as the soil, coco peat, and vermicompost.

    Sunlight Full sun
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Well-drained sandy loam soil
    Temperature 20 to 30 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Vitex negundo special feature

    Drought tolerant

    Vitex negundo uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This plant is used for the ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • This plant can use to treat anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and analgesic and used for rheumatic conditions, bruises, injuries, sprains, sores, and skin infections
    • Note: Use only after consulting the specialist

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Vitex negundo?

    Vitex negundo is commonly known as Chaste tree, Nirgundi, Five-leaved chaste tree, or Horseshoe vitex

    How tall do Vitex negundo grow?

    On average Vitex negundo grows Up to 4 m

    What color are Vitex negundo?

    A Vitex negundo plant bears flowers of color Purple

    When Vitex negundo blooms?

    With enough light, Vitex negundo may produce Purple flowers in June to August

    How hard is Vitex negundo to grow?

    A Vitex negundo is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Vitex negundo need?

    A Vitex negundo prefers Full sun

    How much water does a Vitex negundo need?

    A Vitex negundo prefers watering Moderately

    What kind of soil does a Vitex negundo need?

    A Vitex negundo prefers Well-drained sandy loam soil

    What temperature does a Vitex negundo like?

    A Vitex negundo prefers 20 to 30 degrees C

    How often should I fertilize my Vitex negundo?

    To encourage Vitex negundo growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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