Vitexare deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs with palmate leaves and terminal sprays of tubular, two-lipped flowers.
V. agnus-castus f. latifolia is a large, spreading, deciduous shrub with dark green, palmate leaves comprised of five or seven oval, pointed, aromatic leaflets. Branched sprays of small, purple (occasionally white or dark blue), fragrant flowers appear on the ends of the branches in early to mid-autumn.
Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun. In frost-prone areas shelter from cold, drying winds.