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Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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 Vitex agnus castus
Family: Lamiaceae   (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm
Origin: Europe and Western Asia
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersFragrantSpice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Chaste tree carries several 'sacred' names, which more or less directly refer to its reputation as an anaphrodisiac. In ancient Greece, the tree was called hagnos 'chaste', which apparently the early Christians confused with Latin agnus 'lamb', the Christian symbol of purity. Under the name agnus castus 'chaste lamb', the plants was often used among Christian monks as a help against the evils of the more fleshy desires. The chaste tree is a beautiful little deciduous tree or large shrub with a showy summertime flower display. When it's blooming, due to the similarity of the flowers, the chaste tree is sometimes mistaken for Butterfly Bush (Buddleja). The chaste tree is a sprawling plant that grows 10-20 ft and about as wide. Branched flower clusters are produced on new wood in late spring and early summer in a great flush that makes the tree look like a hazy purple cloud. Flowers are followed by a fleshy fruit that contains four seeds that are sometimes used as seasoning, similar to black pepper. Easy to grow in almost any soil that has good drainage! Even tolerant of salt drift. The chaste tree can take care of itself, but can be pushed to faster growth with light applications of fertilizer in spring and early summer and by mulching around the plant. If pruning is desired to control the size, it should be done in winter, since blooms form on new wood. It is hardly ever disturbed by pests or disease but is susceptible to mushroom root, rot and nematodes.


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 Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus var. pseudonegundo
Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus var. pseudonegundo
Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus var. pseudonegundo
Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus var. pseudonegundo
Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus, Chaste Berry, Chasteberry, Hemptree, Agnus castus, Abraham's balm

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Vitex agnus castus var. pseudonegundo


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Chaste tree carries several sacred names, which more or less directly refer to its reputation as an aphrodisiac. In ancient Greece, the tree was called hagnos chaste, which apparently the early Christians confused with Latin agnus lamb, the Christian symbol of purity. Under the name agnus castus chaste lamb, the plants was often used among Christian monks as a help against the evils of the more fleshy desires. The chaste tree is a beautiful little deciduous tree or large shrub with a showy summertime flower display. When it's blooming, due to the similarity of the flowers, the chaste tree is sometimes mistaken for Butterfly Bush (Buddleja). The chaste tree is a sprawling plant that grows 10-20 ft and about as wide. Branched flower clusters are produced on new wood in late spring and early summer in a great flush that makes the tree look like a hazy purple cloud. Flowers are followed by a fleshy fruit that contains four seeds that are sometimes used as seasoning, similar to black pepper. Easy to grow in almost any soil that has good drainage! Even tolerant of salt drift.
It has high medicinal value in herbal remedies for female health.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Pink N Good Daily Plant Food - Flower Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster

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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, very large plant

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Vitex agnus castus - seeds

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Blue Chaste Tree. Chaste tree carries several sacred names, which more or less directly refer to its reputation as an anaphrodisiac. The chaste tree is a sprawling plant that grows 10-20 ft and about as wide. Branched flower clusters are produced on new wood in late spring and early summer in a great flush that makes the tree look like a hazy purple cloud. Flowers are followed by a fleshy fruit that contains four seeds that are sometimes used as seasoning, similar to black pepper. Easy to grow in almost any soil that has good drainage! Even tolerant of salt drift.
Plant the seeds 1/2" deep in potting soil mix, keep damp and in bright light.
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RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-S - Seeds and cuttings booster
Myco Mix - pro-mix with Mycorrhiza
Baby-Plant Food - Seedlings and Cuttings Booster
Per pack: 6 seeds

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