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Vitex rotundifolia, Beach Vitex, Pohinahina, Roundleaf Chastetree, Kolokolo, Kahakai

Vitex rotundifolia

Beach Vitex, Pohinahina, Roundleaf Chastetree, Kolokolo, Kahakai
Family: Lamiaceae    (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Origin: Hawaii, Pacific to Australia
USDA Zone: 7-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Vitex rotundifolia is a sprawling shrub 6 to 8 feet in diameter and 6 inches to 2 feet tall, but reaching 4 feet in height and 12 feet in width when protected from wind and salt spray. The round leaves are gray-green to silvery and 1 to 2 inches long. The foliage has a spicy fragrance. Vitex rotundifolia occurs on coastal sites such as sandy beaches, rocky shores, and dunes.

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